the performance of the Romanian government in dealing with the crisis ? That was a question I was asked by a journalist this week at the Forum Invest conference in Bucharest.
Of course there is a certain attraction in the simplicity of condensing a level of achievement into a single number. For instance, it gives a good idea about someone’s academic results. At the same time it doesn’t tell the whole story.
When I interview candidates for a position in our bank I sometimes see persons that are a little too focused on making sure that I noticed in their CV that they graduated with, say, 9,98. In the interview I am interested more in other things like personality, interpersonal skills and values. When I say “Really, interesting, I graduated with a 6,5 average” they deflate a bit and we can have a normal conversation. Of course there is value in having high marks and nobody should take this as career advice. I am sure Nouriel Roubini, the main speaker a the Forum Invest conference this week had very high marks.
Has Government Passed The Test ?
Anyway, I was asked the question and it was interesting, because there is little room to maneuver. I decided to answer it and gave it a “sub 6”, meaning to say they hadn’t passed the test in my view. Afterwards I was asked by 2 television stations to explain my rating. Many people commented in private. I won’t say what the comments were because I don’t want to influence the outcome of what I propose below.
I thought it would be nice to do a little opinion survey. When more people vote, we will get a better picture.
How Do You Rate The Performance Of The Romanian Government ?
On the right hand side of this page you’ll find a short poll. Just click your answer, click “vote” and you are done. I promise I’ll comment on the outcome in a future post..