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Stacey Barr

Stacey Barr

Performance Measure Specialist

Australia | Professional Services - Training, Coaching

5 Reasons Why Pay-For-Performance Can Never Work

Posted about 4 years ago, 9 comments
Is the core assumption of pay-for-performance, that we can isolate the contribution of individuals on outcomes, correct? Linda Gorman, in her essay on "What's Wrong with Pay for Performance?" in the medical and education sectors, writes a compellingly and soundly evidenced argument that should have pay-for-performance advocates dropping it like a hot coal.
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Tips from the Strategic Performance & Change Management Summit, Atlanta 2013

Posted about 4 years ago, 0 comments
It's the people I met at the Strategic Performance & Change Management Summit in Atlanta in March 2013 that left the biggest impression on me. Here's what they taught me about the change process that underpins strategy and performance work...
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Can Rare Events Be Meaningfully Measured?

Posted about 4 years ago, 7 comments
Subscriber Nia B. asks: "We need to establish a measure for safety, however we have a terrific safety record and insufficient data to establish one. Is there a meaningful way to measure this?"
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KPIs, Targets or Initiatives - Which Comes First?

Posted about 4 years ago, 1 comment
A weird thing happens in many organisations’ planning processes. They choose their strategic goals, then their strategic initiatives, then targets and then the KPI or performance measure. Often, there won’t even be a KPI or performance measure until after the plan is published.
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How Do You Get People to Give Time to Measuring?

Posted about 4 years ago, 1 comment
Donna works in a large public sector organisation that still has ad hoc KPIs. Her question is not surprising: "How do you get people to invest the time to develop good performance measures?"
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