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


58 bookmarks. First posted by jbfink march 2017.


The problem is a well-known one, and indeed one we have discussed here before: as soon as you try to measure how well people are doing, they will switch to optimising for whatever you’re measuring, rather than putting their best efforts into actually doing good work.
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25 days ago by kmt
RT : Cobra Effect: when measures taken to improve a situation make it worse
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25 days ago by kongharald
Get ready for university teaching to be borked in the same way as research. See

So easy to…
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11 weeks ago by fanficforensics
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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april 2017 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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april 2017 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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april 2017 by lanebecker
"Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse"
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april 2017 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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april 2017 by creditcardnumber
RT : Awesome article examining how using metrics to measure performance INVARIABLY makes performance worse. Check it out:
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april 2017 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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april 2017 by jar
Awesome article examining how using metrics to measure performance INVARIABLY makes performance worse. Check it out:
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april 2017 by randomphrase
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april 2017 by mackenab
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april 2017 by tnhh
It's almost as if there's something unique to education that makes results really hard to assess
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april 2017 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?
march 2017 by federico.dambrosio
RT : "every attempt to manage academia makes it worse"
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march 2017 by ejl
RT : Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse
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march 2017 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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march 2017 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?
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march 2017 by pozorvlak
Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse Setting targets means failure.
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march 2017 by nwhyte
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march 2017 by dermotcasey
Setting targets means failure.
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march 2017 by nwlinks
Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse
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march 2017 by kerim
RT : - Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse.
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march 2017 by briantrice
RT : - Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse.
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march 2017 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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march 2017 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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march 2017 by gnat
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march 2017 by jbfink