OK I’m french and I speak english a little. One great activity then is to explore english idioms. I LOVE my Dictionnary of Idioms !
“There’s safety in numbers” is a good simple one : it’s safer for a group of people to do something which could be dangerous for one person alone, voilà !
Evidently, I understood this metaphorically.
In the world of business and companies, managers often think they control and understand what happens because they collected a bunch of numbers.
Unhappily, it’s often the source of misunderstanding. They don’t control. They don’t understand anything.
When you “measure” an activity, you collect numbers, but you lose the main things. You get lines and lines on your computer, but you ignore the mood, the pace, the relations, the tensions, the movements and the hows…
They “evaluate”, and they are ignorant. They give objective, but they don’t understand what’s happening on the ground.
People in offices : give them what they want (numbers), and do your job properly!
Thanks for reading!