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A report on Work Programme statistics

Two years ago, I raised questions with the UK Statistics Authority about the figures that had been released on the Work Programme.  My concerns at the time were that… 143 more words

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Why performance indicators fail

PIs fail because they succeed! They are designed to separate a normal from an abnormal state in a ‘system under management’. Yet because they are brought into the system, into the way the system is managed, not merely to give an outward measure, they reduce or distort the capacity of the system to adapt; perhaps in inconsequential ways; perhaps in collusive state dependency. 474 more words