Thursday, July 19, 2007

Target-Setting 2

Rob Barratt from Bodmin has kindly added a poem to my earlier post on Target-Setting.

Excessive target-setting suffers from a principle similar to POSIWID called WYMIWYG - what you measure is what you get.

In the UK, the Conservative government under John Major introduced a target-setting culture, and this was enthusiastically continued by the Labour government under Tony Blair. So I am very happy to report that the Labour government under Gordon Brown is moving away from reliance on targets.

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