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Gary Cokins

Overcoming Tradition with Analytics – Baseball’s Mindshift

Posted by Gary Cokins almost 9 years ago, 0 comments
Tradition is always a challenge to overcome. It reminds me of the definition of stupidity as “repeating the same mistakes and with more gusto”. A good example of overcoming tradition is with Major League Baseball’s recent voting of its American League (A.L.) Cy Young Award to the year’s best pitcher.
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Who Are the Animals of Analytics-Based Performance Management?

Posted almost 9 years ago, 0 comments
Ever notice how the personalities and dispositions of animals often resemble humans’? An organization’s pursuit of adopting analytics-based performance management involves personalities of all types. How are they like the creatures that populate our planet?
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Design and Delivery Teams – Essential for Enterprise Analytics

Posted almost 9 years ago, 0 comments
People think by comparisons. So let me give you an analogy. I am a big fan of movies – old black and white ones, new ones with special effects, and most types in between. I especially like musicals. One of my favorite musical films is West Side Story, released in 1961. It is a retelling of Shakespeare’s tragic romance Romeo and Juliet. What does a Broadway musical and its subsequent film version have to do with successful enterprise analytics-based performance management? Plenty. Here is the background.
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Erik Hoffmann

Top down, or bottom up?

Posted by Erik Hoffmann about 9 years ago, 3 comments
No, you can read this article safely at work. I see two common approaches in enabling business performance management.
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Gary Cokins

The Tipping Point for Analytics-based Performance Management

Posted by Gary Cokins about 9 years ago, 0 comments
How does an organization decide to implement analytics-based performance management system methodologies? To answer this we can learn a lesson from the Malcolm Gladwell, a social scientist and author of best-selling book The Tipping Point, who describes how changes in mindset and perception can attain a critical mass and then quickly create an entirely different position of opinion. Let’s apply Gladwell’s thinking to the question of whether the widespread adoption of analytics-based performance management is near its tipping point or whether we will only know this in retrospect after it has happened.
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Karel van der Poel

How to set realistic targets for your KPIs?

Posted by Karel van der Poel about 9 years ago, 4 comments
One of the most difficult parts of Performance Management is to come up with realistic targets for your KPIs. I have seen many people confuse company goals with KPI targets.
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