Don’t Waste Time With Trivial Measures

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You hear it a lot, don't you? That you should only measure what you can control. Hogwash! The most powerful measures are those that track what you can only influence.

Let's take a closer look at how to measure to expand your influence - and get much more meaningful results.

Activities, Outputs and Outcomes! Oh My!

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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.

Five Goals For The Performance Measure Practitioner

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It's time to take performance measurement and management seriously. We've wasted too many years playing around at the edges of measuring performance in our organisations. Debating over what kind of scorecard framework to use. Investing in dashboard software because of the bells and whistles and flashing traffic lights. Measuring things just because we ...

How Would Santa Claus Measure His Performance?

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Santa Claus is one amazing character. To avoid disappointing any of the estimated 380 odd million Christian children in the world on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus needs to be capable of some pretty spectacular performances:

Selling The Value Of Measuring Performance

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Are you struggling to get executives, managers and colleagues to want to measure performance? Do you keep telling them how important it is, how it's essential to high performance, but they still don't care?

BOOK REVIEW: Designing Metrics, by Dr. Bob Frost

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5 Stars -- Simple, illuminating, and worth the 60 minutes (or less) to read! In as simple and few words as necessary, Dr Bob Frost has articulated some important essentials of performance measurement. Firstly, that you most definitely need to think about measuring organisational performance holistically, crafting and using measures that help tell the story of the organisatio...

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