In terms of management style Dalio is a proponent of ‘Radical Transparency’. His top-10% employees get to know all the insights in the firm. His mantra: “Don’t pick your battles. Fight them all!”
So, Dalio recruited a team of whiz kids, listed roughly 100 Principles that summarize his management style and started to formally record – among others – meetings notes, employees’ personality tests, internal polls and cross-employee ratings. An algorithm compares all these sources and indicates who performs and who doesn’t, according how they operate compared to the Principles. Who doesn’t gets instructions on what to improve.
As far as information about Bridgewater’s progress on this one is available, the algorithm’s output covers directions for operational tasks, whom to employ for a specific project or function and hire-&-fire decisions.
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