Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse | Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week


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I've been on Twitter since April 2011 -- nearly six years. A few weeks ago, for the first time, something I tweeted broke the thousand-retweets barrier. And I am really unhappy about it. For two reasons. First, it's not my own content -- it's a screen-shot of Table 1 from Edwards and Roy (2017): And…
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11 days ago by bradbarrish
RT : “If a job is complex, the best approach is hire well, pay well, & tell people to work to the best of their ability.”
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15 days ago by tomcoates
“If a job is complex, the best approach is hire well, pay well, & tell people to work to the best of their ability.”
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15 days ago by lanebecker
"Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse"
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23 days ago by ewancarr
In fact, this phenomenon is so very well known and understood that it’s been given at least three different names by different people: - Goodhart’s Law is most succinct: “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.” - Campbell’s Law is the most explicit: “The more any quantitative social indicator is used for social decision-making, the more subject it will be to corruption pressures and the more apt it will be to distort and corrupt the social processes it is intended to monitor.” - The Cobra Effect refers to the way that measures taken to improve a situation can directly make it worse.
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26 days ago by creditcardnumber
RT : Awesome article examining how using metrics to measure performance INVARIABLY makes performance worse. Check it out:
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26 days ago by willie
If a job is complex, multifaceted and involves subtle trade-offs, the best approach is to hire good people, pay them the going rate and tell them to do the job to the best of their ability.
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26 days ago by jar
Awesome article examining how using metrics to measure performance INVARIABLY makes performance worse. Check it out:
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26 days ago by randomphrase
RT : Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse
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26 days ago by mackenab
RT : Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse
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26 days ago by tnhh
It's almost as if there's something unique to education that makes results really hard to assess
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26 days ago by cdmorris
I don’t want to get all misty-eyed and rose-tinted and nostalgic — especially since I wasn’t even involved in academia back then, and don’t know from experience what it was like. But could it be … could it possibly be … that the best way to get good research and publications out of scholars is to hire good people, pay them the going rate and tell them to do the job to the best of their ability?
4 weeks ago by federico.dambrosio
RT : "every attempt to manage academia makes it worse"
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4 weeks ago by ejl
RT : Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse
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5 weeks ago by sajith
I’ve been on Twitter since April 2011 — nearly six years. A few weeks ago, for the first time, something I tweeted broke the thousand-retweets barrier. And I am really unhappy about it. For two reasons. And second, it’s so darned depressing. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by lcbiazon
But could it be … could it possibly be … that the best way to get good research and publications out of scholars is to hire good people, pay them the going rate and tell them to do the job to the best of their ability?
academia  management  economics 
5 weeks ago by pozorvlak
Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse Setting targets means failure.
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5 weeks ago by nwhyte
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5 weeks ago by dermotcasey
Setting targets means failure.
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5 weeks ago by nwlinks
Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse
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5 weeks ago by kerim
RT : - Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse.
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5 weeks ago by briantrice
RT : - Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse.
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5 weeks ago by DRMacIver
I’ve been on Twitter since April 2011 — nearly six years. A few weeks ago, for the first time, something I tweeted broke the thousand-retweets barrier. And I am…
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5 weeks ago by gen4
"The Cobra Effect refers to the way that measures taken to improve a situation can directly make it worse".
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5 weeks ago by gnat
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6 weeks ago by jbfink