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Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins

Founder and CEO - Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

United States | Professional Services - Information, Technology

Rational versus Emotional Decision Making

Posted almost 5 years ago, 0 comments
Human brain researchers have determined that the more that is on one’s mind, then the more likely one will make an emotional decision rather than a rational one. Could this provide an explanation why so many decisions by managers and employees continue to seem irrational?
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How can Enterprise Performance Management be Summarized?

Posted almost 5 years ago, 0 comments
I spend a lot of time investigating and writing about just exactly what enterprise performance management is and how to define it. I am concluding there is no exact way to summarize it. Everyone has a different spin on it.
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Texting – Dangerous for Cars and Decision Makers Too

Posted almost 5 years ago, 2 comments
The beginning of the New Year saw laws in the USA making texting while driving a car illegal. Some laws also ban cell phone calls. Legislators are realizing that the distraction from texting and cell phone calls while driving is dangerous and are now considered as comparable to driving while intoxicated with alcohol. Maybe we should take these new laws as a signal to modifying our work lives as well.
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Playing in Traffic

Posted almost 5 years ago, 0 comments
I am inspired by the article by David Fisher, Director of the Defense Department’s Business Transformation Agency, titled Performance Management is a Team Sport. He describes how his organization shifted its emphasis from traditional individual performance appraisals to a method that aligns organizational core mission goals with objective outcome-based metrics and their targets.
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Bending the Curve – With a Fist, BI, or Analytics?

Posted almost 5 years ago, 0 comments
One of the common phrases bantered about in the USA’s debate about health care reform involves “bending the cost curve.” The phrase refers to concerns that any legislated solution must address reducing the continual increase of the USA’s health care delivery costs.
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