Corporate metrics are a necessary but terrible mouse trap.
Rule benders will bend the rules, and creating a mouse trap to catch a rule bender inevitably turns into a rube goldberg machine.
This machine eliminates autonomy and freedom of choice. It transforms personal pride, integrity, and accomplishment into a generic store-brand product of mediocre quality.
Cultural metrics commodotize the definition of excellence, at the expense of all, to weed out the few.