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Targets, tests and so on are no problem so long as its accepted that they are reasonable and that the modus operandi is:-
If you are doing it right you will pass these tests, meet these targets or whatever.
Real, competent people have no problem with this.
Unfortunately the "I'm a manager, I'm a bureaucrat, I'm a politician, I'm much more important than you even though I haven't a clue how to do your job or what going on" have to change things to:-
I'm doing it right because you are meeting my targets so everything is perfect.
Has to be that way because it can all be assessed on paper with no reflection on the effects in practice.