I see this a lot with performance reviews. When someone does something because it’ll look good on their review rather than because it’s what’s most valuable, you’ve got yourself a perverse incentive.
If you start finding examples of that, start yelling and do not stop until “good for the org” and “good for the individual” are re-aligned. That’s the type of crap that kills an entire culture.
Thanks for reading! Subscribe via email or RSS, follow me on Twitter, or discuss this post on Reddit!