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The fatal attraction of measuring everything

CEOs and boards must note that having tons of data is no substitute for judgment and insights. It is a fallacy that the data will "talk". Besides, some things escape measurement
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 05:50
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A company's performance is not dependent upon how good each employee is or how good each department is, but more importantly how individuals and groups work together. What really matters in a company is how decisions are made, how people collaborate and how risks and opportunities are calibrated, among other things.

IT'S been said that not everything we count counts and not everything that counts can be counted. With the exponential growth of computing and the fascination with big data, the battle cry of many chief executives is to measure everything.

You often hear the mantra "You are what you