How to find the right measures or KPIs is the most asked question in the field of performance measurement. And it’s little wonder, because the more meaningful measures track outcomes which tend to be less tangible than the traditional things we’ve measured, like how many widgets we produced.


Activities, Outputs and Outcomes! Oh My!

February 3, 2009 by Stacey Barr | Leave a Comment

As practitioners in the Land of Performance Measurement, we have our own version of Dorothy's 'Lions and tigers and bears' in the Land of Oz. We have activities, outputs and outcomes. Creatures that seem so much more frightening than they truly are, and mostly because we don't really understand whether and how we are supposed to measure them.



If you want a collection of useful and useable performance measures that lead to improvement of performance, then certain things must occur. Do you know what these activities are? Do you know who the departments and people are that contribute to these activities? Do you have a good idea about the kinds of resources that are needed to properly perform these activities? Do you appreciate how much...


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