1. Do you think it is feasible to boil down human behavior to numbers? What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of doing so?

1. Do you think it is feasible to boil down human behavior to

numbers? What are the potential advantages and disadvantages

of doing so? Explain.

2. What do you think are the main reasons for the trend toward

“managing by the numbers,” as discussed in the case?

Do you believe that this is happening in many organizations,

or is it an isolated phenomenon? Will this trend grow in the

future, or is it another passing fad? Explain.

3. Is it possible to use quantitative assessments of the

organization’s human resources to better link human

resource management to firm strategy? Explain.

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