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

Don’t Use KPIs in Employee Performance Appraisal

Posted by Stacey Barr about 8 years ago, 3 comments
You read the title of this article either with a sigh of relief or with a snort of derision. Our organisational culture has so strongly tied KPIs to individual performance that despite the problems we have with it, few are willing or able to change it.
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Phil Green

The Operational Dashboard that had no Key Performance Indicators

Posted by Phil Green about 8 years ago, 5 comments
The “dashboard” is often used as a metaphor by business writers and consultants to explain to managers that they need performance measurement and key performance indicators for their business, just like they do for their cars. Otherwise they’ll drive their business off the road, they (falsely) argue.
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Michael Taplin

Managing Asset Productivity – How do we find the assets with low productivity?

Posted by Michael Taplin about 8 years ago, 0 comments
When we discuss performance improvement and KPIs we naturally focus first on operating performance. This can be so productive and exciting that we overlook the other dimension of performance improvement – the productivity of our assets.
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Stacey Barr

How to Handle the KPI Cynics

Posted by Stacey Barr about 8 years ago, 0 comments
At a recent in-house Performance Measure Blueprint Workshop I ran for a client, one of the participants came up to me at the end of the 2 days and admitted that he’d come to the workshop very cynical and expecting to learn nothing new. He quickly went on to say that he experienced just the opposite and gave me a hug to say thanks!
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Michael Taplin

The business case for KPI models

Posted by Michael Taplin about 8 years ago, 0 comments
Hard won experience suggests that successful change projects are most successful when they start small, build credibility, then roll out to encompass the whole picture. This certainly works for KPI modeling projects.
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robert champagne

Metrics Don’t “Run” Without Targets

Posted by robert champagne about 8 years ago, 2 comments
You might be saying to yourself that setting targets should be a relatively simple and easy process. Well, for some, the steps may be simple, but executing the process consistently is far from it. Companies and individuals are constantly asking  the question where and how high they should set the bar?
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