Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The Kramer effect
And, as I typically do, I cited an episode of Seinfeld to make my point: the episode where Kramer is telling Jerry and Elaine about his Karate class, and how he's the #1 student. What he fails to explain is that the other students are all small children.
This raises the question of the appropriateness of the peer group. Perhaps management assignment to peer groups isn't always so obvious when in error, but there is often a concern as to the appropriateness of placement. Thus, one of the many shortcomings of peer group benchmarks.