Performance Appraisal for the Information Age

The Industrial Revolution and what comes after, Part 1

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The 1936 classic silent film Modern Times by Charlie Chaplin dramatizes the dehumanizing effects of factory work. It was reportedly a 1931 meeting with Ghandi that Chaplin was inspired to create film critical of mechanization and industrialization. https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20214730
“There are intangible here that only baseball people understand,” says scout Grady Fuson (Ken Medlock) to Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) after Beane introduced a Tayloristic approach to baseball player performance appraisal called sabermetrics, based on the research of author and analyst Bill James.
After their husband’s complaints about spending, Lucy (Lucille Ball) and Ethel (Vivian Vance) go to work in a candy factory. The narrow gauge of performance measurement creates a perverse incentive structure that causes them to hide their incompetence from their supervisor.


The mentor Hamish (Woody Harrelson) admonishes his protege, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), to be more affable in the movie The Hunger Games.
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