The discussion of productivity metrics is ignoring fundamental issues with numbers and metrics in general, such as:
- ignoring measurement error
- not everything is measurable or computable
- causality can’t be established for non-trivial systems
But if we can’t measure, what can we do in a business environment to make decisions?
We are discussing all these things and more in a fascinating conversation touching on multiple domains that understood metrics aren’t all they seem.
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