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Professors Steven Blader and Claudine Gartenberg's research on data-driven management is featured

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Excerpt from OZY -- "They studied how public information about employees’ performance affected a company. And often, it affected teams poorly...What Blader and company looked at in particular, though, was whether employees fared better if they had heard about only their own performances or if they’d heard about themselves in relation to others. 'There’s an assumption that if we drive competition, we automatically elevate a group’s performance,' Blader says. Turns out that’s true only sometimes...Moral of the story: Dial down on nailing the data theses to the door if you work in 'a context where people build tight bonds with one another,' Blader says."

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