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Timeless wisdom from the experts on KPIs & KPIs 101.
Stacey Barr

5 Time-Saving Tips to Manage Your KPI Data

Posted by Stacey Barr over 9 years ago, 0 comments
If you knew in advance how much effort you'd have to put into collecting, collating and managing the data that provides the foundation for your performance measures, you may be put off entirely. Particularly for smaller businesses, departments or teams, you don't have big corporate business intelligence systems offering you the data you need at the press of a button.
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Too Many KPIs? Try the 80/20 Rule...

Posted over 9 years ago, 1 comment
If you have too many KPIs or performance measures, and they're not leading to valuable performance improvement, there's an old principle that is just as relevant today as it was over a century ago in helping us to focus on what matters most...
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The Librarian

What happens when you stop reporting a KPI?

Posted by The Librarian over 9 years ago, 0 comments
Interesting observation: if you stop reporting a KPI, everyone will assume (usually correctly) a negative development:
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Stacey Barr

11 Powerful KPI Insights

Posted by Stacey Barr over 9 years ago, 0 comments
The greatest management thought-leaders in the world insist that measuring the performance of your business or organisation is essential to its succeeding. There are no qualms about that. If you want to improve the performance of your business (or anything), you must measure performance with specific KPI.
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Why the Balanced Scorecard IS NOT a KPI Measurement Tool

Posted over 9 years ago, 2 comments
If you haven't yet heard of the Balanced Scorecard, it's a world-renowned model developed by Robert Kaplan and David Norton in the mid 1990's to encourage corporations to realise that relying on just the financial metrics is relying on too little, too late. They wrote the landmark book, "The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy Into Action" to demonstrate how to measure corporate performance in a more balanced way, that aligns everyone in the corporation to its strategic direction. But does it?
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How Useful and Usable Are Your KPIs?

Posted almost 10 years ago, 2 comments
How do you know if the performance measures you currently are using (or have, but are NOT using) are really worth hanging on to? What kinds of criteria should a performance measure meet if it is worthwhile investing in? Here is a checklist of criteria that you can use to test the usefulness and usability of your measures.
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