The other day (Sept), Dilbert and Co. were introduced to the productivity/usefullness ratio. Despite working hard, a co-worker is absolutely useless and is of course told by the manager to work less.
I quite liked the P/U ratio but would like to introduce you to the Arrogance/Ability ratio. It measures people’s expressed confidence, their in your face attitude about it and their actual ability.(we’ve all met them, “I can do that tomorrow!”, “its easy”, “I do that in my lunch break”, and most of us have had to pick up the mess afterwards. Its either that or learn to move more quickly.).