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

5 Dangerous Assumptions in Using KPIs

Posted by Stacey Barr about 10 years ago, 2 comments
Are you misinterpreting your KPIs - and missing important signals just because they're small, or reacting to random noise just because it's there?
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21 Ways To Make Time For Measurement

Posted about 10 years ago, 0 comments
Measuring what matters is more important than most things we give our time to. So here are some ideas for how to become more conscious of what you can stop doing, in order to make the time for performance measurement.
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SMART Goals Aren’t Good Enough

Posted about 10 years ago, 1 comment
When a tool is inspired by a clever acronym, you’ve got to wonder how robust it actually is. SMART goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. Sounds great, but that’s actually not enough.
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Peter Geelen

Rule 5: what about productivity

Posted by Peter Geelen about 10 years ago, 7 comments
Building an excellent KPI structure is critical for implementing a good Performance Management framework for your company. It is the foundation for communicating and improving performance, day in day out. But how do you build a KPI structure that lasts? Rule 5 out of 10: define your productivity objectives and KPIs.
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Stacey Barr

Tackling 7 Common Objections to People Engaging in Performance Measures and KPIs

Posted by Stacey Barr about 10 years ago, 0 comments
We want people to buy in to KPIs, metrics and measures, because it’s through people that measuring performance becomes improving performance. But they don’t buy in because it’s boring, it’s often used as a big stick, and it’s not easy to meaningfully measure what matters.
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Gary Cokins

How Many Types of KPIs are There?

Posted by Gary Cokins about 10 years ago, 0 comments
It seems the Holy Grail for scorecards and dashboards seems to be organizations seeking to answer, “What should our key performance indicators (KPIs) be?” Websites such as KPI Library.com help address this challenge. At the heart of selecting KPIs should be their linkage to the executive team’s strategy. However, there are different stakeholders in an organization, such as internal manager and investor governance boards. Each stakeholder has different needs. Hence there should be different types of KPIs.
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