Performance Measure Development Sheets

StrategyDriven Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice ArticleEffective performance measurement systems consist of high-quality individual measures associated with a strongly interrelated framework. Using this deliberately developed framework, leaders ascertain organizational performance quickly and accurately. The system itself should be economic to maintain and provide readily available updates typically necessitating a degree of automation. Quality systems present the same view of performance to a broad number of individuals within the organization concurrently. To achieve all of these qualities, each measure must be well thought-out and developed individually and then integrated into the collective system.[wcm_restrict plans=”41747, 25542, 25653″]

Individual performance measures should be constructed such that they are both individually and collectively informative. Using a predefined performance measure development sheet drives developers to think though both individual metric qualities as well as how it relates and supports the other measures within the overall system.

Performance measure development sheets define the individual qualities and interrelationships producing high quality metrics. These sheets support more rapid and thorough development, speed system integration, and allow technology enablement. Performance measure development sheets should include the following information:

  • Technical Data (see StrategyDriven Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice article – Performance Metrics Inventory Database)
  • Stylistic Information (see StrategyDriven Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice article – Style Sheets)
    • Business Unit/Fleet Level Executive Dashboard
    • Department/Facility Level Executive Dashboard
    • Individual Performance Measure

Final Thought…

One of the easiest to use and most effective performance measure development sheet designs is one that mirrors the metric style sheet to be used. Metric characteristics and parameters are overlaid on the underlying stylesheet making their associations readily observable and consistently interpreted by those implementing and updating the metric.[/wcm_restrict][wcm_nonmember plans=”41747, 25542, 25653″]

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Additional Information

Additional information on the individual characteristics of quality performance measures and their construction can be found in the following StrategyDriven articles and documents:



  • Organizational Performance Measures – Types
  • Organizational Performance Measures – Construction

About the Author

Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal is a StrategyDriven Principal and Host of the StrategyDriven Podcast. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. To read Nathan’s complete biography, click here.

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