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.