In recent years, in assessing the economic efficiency of the activities of managers and organizations in Belarus, there has been a shift not towards the use of gross indicators but towards the use of the qualitative indicators. But, first of all, the Belarusian economy is not a market economy, because the prices are tightened to the cost of labor. The GDP indicator only makes sense in conditions of free market prices. So the definition of “added value” in Poland, for example, reflects something completely different than in Belarus. Secondly, in the methods of assessing the activity of workers in the “vertical”, the gross indicators remained along with the qualitative indicators. The shaft and planning “from what has been achieved” drive the country into a narrow “track of development” and can ruin the Belarusian economy, as it did with the economy of the USSR.