Can Performance and Politics Mix?

April 12, 2016 by Stacey Barr | Leave a Comment

Recently I was listening to a radio program that interviewed two opposing representatives on the issue of regulating the trucking industry by fixing minimum wages for drivers. The idea was to improve safety on our roads. Rather than who was right and who was wrong, what interested me was the constraint that the 'opposition dynamic' put on finding a good solution.





The Simplest Reason to Measure Is…

December 17, 2015 by Stacey Barr | Leave a Comment

Too many clichés tell us that we measure performance to manage, to control, to improve, to learn, to monitor, to hit targets. But what if there was a simpler reason to measure performance, that still paid off? That could really help out those people who are still a bit fearful or skeptical of measuring, don't you think? I reckon the simplest reason to measure is to notice. T...

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Focus, Feedback, Fulcrum

February 24, 2015 by Stacey Barr | Leave a Comment

What's the real role of performance measurement? To serve the bureaucratic machine? To keep an eye on employees? To hold executives accountable? Does the role change depending on whose measuring and what they're measuring? I don't believe so. I believe that performance measurement's role is universally comprised of three specific things.


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