#system #systemic-failure #system-design #unintended-consequence

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Applying pressure on a metric is making the metric less relevant.

People pressured on a metric will game the system and artificially impact it for their short-term benefit, and so the metric will become meaningless. Or the pressure put on the metric will yield positive short-term results, but alter the longer term. Or the positive impact on the metric being pressured might result in a negative impact on another non-pressured metric.

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