What Happens if We Don’t Measure Performance?July 9, 2019 by Stacey Barr
There is a lot of focus on why we should measure performance. But are the consequences of having no KPIs, metrics or measures really all that bad?
We know there are some pretty awful consequences when we measure performance poorly, or for the wrong reasons. But what about the consequences of not measuring performance at all?
Surely there was a time when humans engaged in business, but didn’t measure anything other than the flow of money. Is business today any better off for measuring more?
It’s easy to put forward reasons to measure performance, and I’ve certainly been one of the many who have done that. But part of deciding whether performance measurement is worth the effort, is to contrast it with not measuring at all.
The purpose of this post is not to answer the question. Rather, the purpose is to invite conversation about what happens when businesses and organisations don’t measure performance.
Will you share your thoughts, either in by commenting on this post, or emailing me?
I’ll update this post with everyone’s contributions, and we’ll see what if it changes the value we give to measurement.
What happens when we don’t measure performance at all? What are the consequences of having no KPIs, metrics or measures, and are they all that bad?
Share your thoughts about the consequences of not measuring performance with me, either by commenting on the blog, or emailing me at email@example.com.
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