Performance Measurement: Guidelines, Myths and Examples

Assembled by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD

Organizations try to manage the performance of each employee, team and process and even of the organization itself. The performance management process is very similar, regardless of where it is applied. Information in this topic describes the general performance management process. The information is customized for each application in the topics Employee Performance Management, Group Performance Management and Organizational Performance Management.

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Guidelines for Selecting Measurements
Myths About Measurements
Examples of Measurements
General Resources

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Guidelines for Selecting Measurements

One Sample Framework for Selecting Measurements
Performance Management in Times of Turbulence
The First Question: What to Change?
Second Question: Change to What?
The Third Question: How to Make the Change Happen?

Myths About Measurements

The Five Myths of Performance Management
Subjective Objectivity and Other Myths of Performance Management

Examples of Measurements

Measuring Intellectual Assets
The Balanced Scorecard
(also see the library topic: Balanced Scorecard)

General Resources

Performance Magazine
Zigon Consulting extensive list of online measurement resources
The Difficult Process of Identifying Processes
Solution Engineering: What is your intervention logic?

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