Unformatted text preview: Case Incident 1 “DATA WILL SET YOU FREE” Ford CEO Alan Mulally is known for starting meetings by saying “Data will set you free” and for trying to change Ford’s culture to one that is based on increased accountability, more information sharing, and hard metrics. “You can’t manage a secret,” he is also fond of saying. Although it’s not clear whether Mulally’s approach will work at Ford, which is known for its self-contained fiefdoms where little information is shared, some companies have found that managing people according to hard metrics has paid off. Consider Freescale Semiconductor, a computer chip manufacturer based in Austin, Texas. Freescale has discovered that in order to have the right people at the right time to do the right job, it needs an extensive and elaborate set of metrics to manage its 24,000 employees in 30 countries. Of particular concern to extensive and elaborate set of metrics to manage its 24,000 employees in 30 countries....
View Full Document
- Spring '11
- Freescale Semiconductor, Consider Freescale Semiconductor, Metrics Drive Winning