Scientism is taking over management, so anything that can be expressed in scores and numbers is glorified regardless of the solidity of the origin. Those living under a Benign Dictatorship of Metrics can measure anything, so garbage gets duly measured and saved in pie charts.
Scientism is taking over management. I have suggested elsewhere to read ‘The Tyranny of Metrics’ by Jerry Z Miller (2018)
What can’t be measured, can’t be managed
Drucker argued that what can’t be measured can’t be managed. I now know why I can’t manage love, God, or a sunset. Thank God these were left outside management theory.
Drucker argued that what can’t be measured can’t be managed. Drucker had lots of good things to say, but not this one. Read ’The Tyranny of Metrics’ (2018) by Jerry Z Muller for a rehabilitation programme from your armchair.
The obsession with what is measurable, leads inevitably to blindness
The obsession with what is obviously measurable, in front of your eyes, leads inevitably to blindness to what is not in front of your eyes, what is not obviously measurable, and potentially the most important thing to track. This may sound obvious.
The obsession with what is obviously measurable, in front of your eyes. All sorts of cognitive biases, including availability heuristic, kick in when we focus on the immediately available or immediately recalled. These are part of our Applied Critical Thinking seminar.
Extracts taken from my new book The Flipping Point.  A flipping point in the trend for adopting absurd management ideas needs to be reached. The Flipping Point  contains 200 short vignettes exploring what ’deprogramming management’ may look like. Read a recent review .
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