Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Putting the "or" back in your org chart

Having trouble figuring out how to reward and promote people within your department, hospital, or infection prevention program? Maybe you should try this. Playing off the age-old Peter principle (that every new member of an organization eventually is promoted to his/her level of incompetence), these investigators use game theory to demonstrate that the best way to improve organizational efficiency is to promote people at random.

1 comment:

  1. This is great. I wonder if we could avoid financial and non-financial conflicts of interest by selecting guideline writers at random too? Certainly, it would be a cool way to select a Society's Board.