Continuing the theme of results, relegation and relationships this quote was offered on a plate this afternoon:
“Target setting on its own is not enough. Targets do little to enable progress; they merely signal the desire for it. Unless you know how to improve they are impotent devices. Concentrating on the process is where the real action is. Thus putting energy into the ‘how’ is key. Results will follow inexorably from this. They do not lead or by themselves operate as some kind of backwards causation.”
Adrian Brown in Reassessing the Culture of Assessment (Grove Booklet)
Rachael Elizabeth’s poem on measurements is worth reading.
2 thoughts on “More results”
Did you hear the thing on Radio 4 earlier this week about bonuses actually demotivating people unless they are related to specific production line type tasks?
No – but I can understand that that could be the case. Something for the banks to chew over?