In the second episode of a two-part series, Jose and Nicholas cover what went wrong with the NYPD’s system for tracking crimes and have a broader discussion around the challenges of picking metrics to incentivize behavior and drive performance.
0:40: Brief recap of part 1 and setup for part 2
1:50: Downsides of applying “The Crime Machine”
4:37: The problem with chasing metrics
7:18: Maximum or ceiling value of metrics
9:09: Danger of focusing on single metrics at the expense of others
11:16: “The Cobra Effect”
15:38: Our takeaways and wrap-up
Mentioned This Episode:
Reply All: The Crime Machine Part I – https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/o2hx34/
Reply All: The Crime Machine Part II – https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/n8hwl7/
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