Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice 4 – Core Performance Measures

Strategic Analysis Best Practice 1 – Integrity Without Excuses

StrategyDriven Strategic Analysis Article | Strategic Analysis Best Practice 1 - Integrity Without ExcusesFor any strategic analysis to be effective, it must be done with an open, honest assessment of the facts. Organizations acting with integrity without excuses seek to identify and eliminate instances where fact-based assessment conclusions are diluted by unrelated factors or opinion-based influences. This mitigation often seeks to justify action perceived as desirable when the fact-based evidence would suggest another course. Justification is frequently based on business factors that are not specifically value related or biases lacking a relevant performance basis.


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Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice 3 – Common Construction Characteristics

StrategyDriven Organizational Performance Measures Best PracticeThe benefits of vertically cascaded and horizontally shared performance measures are maximized when the related measures share a common set of characteristics. Common construction of vertically cascaded measures enables easy roll-up of lower tiered measures to create higher tiered benchmarks.


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Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice 2 – Horizontally Shared

StrategyDriven Organizational Performance Measures Best PracticeWell-constructed performance measurement systems provide a means of comparison between various products, services, and business units by ensuring relevant measures are horizontally shared across the organization.


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Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice 1 – Vertical Cascading

StrategyDriven Organizational Performance Measures Best PracticePerformance measurement systems should be anchored on the single measure of organizational success (defined by the organization's mission) and vertically cascaded down through the organization  Each successive measurement tier becomes more specific than its predecessor with the lowest tier describing individual contributor behaviors and resulting outcomes.


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