Manage Jiofi The 8 Essential Parts of a Proper KPI Methodology

There are many different approaches people take to develop KPIs and performance measures. Does yours have all the parts it needs?We have methodologies for so many things in management and business:

for strategy design, like the Balanced Scorecard

for business improvement, like Lean Six Sigma

for project management, like Prince2

Think about the methodologies you use for risk management, product development, policy formulation, training design, recruitment, and whatever else.We have those methodologies because they make doing these things easier, faster, and more likely to work. But so few organisations have a true methodology for KPIs (performance measurement or PM).There are a set of features that methods of a proper KPI methodology or PM methodology have: they are comprehensive, non-prescriptive, necessary, founded, proven, practical, useful and transparent. The features of ‘comprehensive’ and ‘necessary’ are what we’ll zoom in on now.

‘Comprehensive’ means that collectively, all the parts in the KPI methodology assist each step or stage in KPI development, from selection, through implementation, to use.

‘Necessary’ means that each part in the PM methodology is chosen and designed to replace poor PM practices that don’t work and eradicate or ease known struggles or challenges with KPIs.

Together, comprehensive and necessary mean this:Only the parts that are needed are in the PM methodology, and the PM methodology has all the parts that are needed.From 20 years or so of global and cross-sector research that’s produced over 13,000 data points, I’m convinced about what the top struggles are that people have with performance measurement. No data or experience has ever contradicted this, from the hundreds of organisations I’ve worked with.These biggest struggles are:

People don’t understand the true purpose of performance measurement.

Goals are too intangible or difficult to measure.

Measures and KPIs are not meaningful and not aligned to strategy.

People don’t want to be involved, they won’t buy in to measuring performance.

Measures are inconsistent, data is not available or not reliable, and too much time is wasted implementing measures.

People can’t agree on what a measure is saying, or whether it’s at target or not.

Performance reports are hard to navigate, don’t have useful information, and often not used in decision making.

Performance doesn’t really improve, or not enough relative to the cost of change initiatives and improvement effort.

If you have a PM methodology that does not have a framework or technique or step that deliberately deals with each and every one of these eight struggles, you don’t have a proper PM methodology.

Performance measurement shouldn’t be a struggle. It should feel easy, relatively quick, meaningful and engaging. It should generate ownership and excitement for improving performance and reaching targets that matter. It should create a high-performance culture.If your KPI methodology doesn’t deliberately fix the most common KPI struggles, it’s not a proper KPI methodology.DISCUSSION:How many of the 8 struggles does your KPI methodology directly fix?

US Road Trips Offer a Real View of America – It’s Ideal to Know the Parking Rules

A variety of landscapes can be found exceptionally in the United States of America, ranging from Grand Canyon rock formations to the Yosemite redwood trees, the Hawaii volcanoes to Yellowstone National Park geysers, besides the Kansas prairies and the Utah snowy peaks.

The opulence and vastness of the States landscape draws tourists, writers, artists and more people every year. The roads are beautiful and fun that it is worth exploring. The Greyhound bus lines navigate for decades and are undoubtedly the best mode of transport. Considering to get an authentic experience of the road means hire a vehicle that offers the liberty to do as you want, thereby save on food and accommodation costs, besides being safe.

Visit the East Coast and see the New York bright city lights and proceed to Philadelphia. Soak into the South Carolina coastline and immerse into North Carolina beauty. Do not miss the government houses and museums. Proceed to Georgia and for best of the fun reach Miami for its sandy beaches and warm up in the sun.

The West Coast is geographically totally distinct from East Coast. Initiate first with Portland; proceed to Lake Tahoe and San Francisco. On this journey, do not miss out on Yosemite National Park. Your next stop must be in Monterey and proceed to the Big Sur cliff. Get dipped into a small town life, but get lost only in LA.

You may have heard a lot about America’s Route 66 and its prominent highways connecting to Chicago and Santa Monica, while it passes through New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and many more. This road trip offers road enthusiasts their part of pleasure while enjoying the real America.

Going by road, enjoying the road trip is true, but you have to be cautious about the US parking rules. There are places that require parked vehicles to be moved in every 72 hours, if it is on a public street parked. A vehicle code is issued and if it not moved in the specified 72 hours, your vehicle gets towed. Thus, before hitting on a road trip, get to know the road parking rules.

Remember that most areas have curb markings and also relevant street signs that you can park your vehicles in such areas, yet you must have a city issued valid permit. Of course the parking hours and days may be listed for your convenience and you must check it. You can avail a valid permit on showing your picture ID and your current registration to the police department.

Again, free parking is not coming really free even for the building residents. Actually, there is a wide spread of car-oriented in this city and so even after having enormous car parks, parking is an issue.

The Americans have to consider multi-storey car parks, so that they take minimum spaces and the cars have place to be parked. This can be done by transforming some old office building into some flats so that it creates parking space, but that is also not easy. The cost may prevent this activity.