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Evaluitis - Eine Neue Krankheit


Frey, Bruno S (2006). Evaluitis - Eine Neue Krankheit. Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics No. 293, University of Zurich.

Abstract

“Evaluitis” - i.e. ex post assessments of organizations and persons - has become a rapidly spreading disease. In addition to the well-known costs imposed on evaluees and evaluators, additional significant costs are commonly disregarded: incentives are distorted, ossification is induced and the decision approach is wrongly conceived. As a result, evaluations are used too often and too intensively. A viable and oftennsuperior alternative to evaluations is a careful selection of persons and afterwards leaving them to pursue their assigned tasks.

Abstract

“Evaluitis” - i.e. ex post assessments of organizations and persons - has become a rapidly spreading disease. In addition to the well-known costs imposed on evaluees and evaluators, additional significant costs are commonly disregarded: incentives are distorted, ossification is induced and the decision approach is wrongly conceived. As a result, evaluations are used too often and too intensively. A viable and oftennsuperior alternative to evaluations is a careful selection of persons and afterwards leaving them to pursue their assigned tasks.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Institute for Empirical Research in Economics (former)
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:June 2006
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 22:47
Last Modified:21 Nov 2017 15:37
Series Name:Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics
ISSN:1424-0459
Official URL:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/wp.html

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