What you measure is what you get

June 16, 2008

The title is one of the oldest sayings in management accounting. Indeed, one that reflects how deeply embedded is organizational performativity in that body of knowledge. Again, the reflexive nature of agents is the core. As usual, a Dilbert cartoon captured it much better than any academic I know of…

(And again, many thanks to Alison Kemper who found this cartoon on Bob Sutton’s blog) Dilbert on org performativity

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