How many times have we come across bizarre institutes & companies getting bizarre rankings in bizarre surveys? Surveys that spin our head, leave us cranky with a “what the ...” murmur.
For one, I am sure you have seen a zillion such surveys before that dare to think beyond IIMs & IIFT & XLRI & IITs & FMS & ISB & every other school that has some credibility...
Well, B-school rankings may be an old & cold issue now but think of it, there are so many categories of goods & services where we have no idea of the product before hand and we tend to trust the rankings blindly. Rankings of hotels, schools, companies, gadgets, etc. The list is endless.
My take on this issue:
- Any organization that has revenue dependency on a particular company should not be allowed to rate that company or the players in that particular industry
- There should definitely be a public agency that throws light on the methodology, scores and analysis adopted by these *enlightening* & *unconventional* surveys
- There should be a public survey to rank ranking agencies (for "consumer rights protection")