Productivity: Winning Battles, Losing Wars

Most organizations don't even keep statistics on turnover. Virtually none can tell you what replacement of an experienced worker costs. The Eagle project at Data General, the project was a Spanish Theory triumph: Workaholic project members put in endless unpaid overtime hours to push productivity to unheard of levels. At the end of the project, virtually the entire development staff quit. What was the cost of that? No one can figure it into the equation.

Battle = Project success.
War = You lost your experienced men.

Winning Battles and Losing Wars