Learning from Education

10 Nov 2017 3:00 PM | John Heap (Administrator)

Some universities and colleges in the US are now being funded according to a productivity-based formula. Does this make sense?


What is the productivity of a university? How is it measured?  Number of degrees per $1,000 of investment?


Get it wrong - and universities will play the measurement game - making the figures move in the direction which benefits them financially even if this is not the most appropriate measure.


This is not to suggests that productivity is not important - after all universities are spending public money - and should be held accountable for it.


But if we get the measure wrong - we get the wrong result. Universities might benefit - but society won't.  So we need a good, healthy debate on what the measure - or measures - should be.


The same is true in your business.  If you measure the wrong things, you get the wrong behaviours - and the wrong results. 


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