Wednesday , May , 23 , 2018
The Institute Way Blog
Complacency is a big reason why useless KPIs stay. A sense of urgency is what’s needed to spark the change to better KPIs. But it must be authentic, and speak to the head and the heart.
KPIs have a bad reputation, from bad pasts experiences people have with them. But we can’t let their reputation become the truth about them.
Let’s get right to the point: if you have to ask how to measure the impact of an initiative, it means you got things back to front.
Asking “how do you measure the impact of an initiative” means you don’t already know what the measure is. Obviously. But it can also mean you don’t even know what the impact should be.
And that means you chose...
Most performance measures or KPIs will have targets. After all, we have them to focus us on improving performance. But that focus can fracture if we don’t take care in how we express our measures and our targets, so they speak the same language.
Hoarding is a disorder where people have incredible difficulty parting with possessions, or an incredible compulsion to acquire more possessions. They, and everyone close to them, drown in clutter. Are you a hoarder… of KPIs?