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Performance Management Begins with This One Thing

By Asa Beavers | performance management

​I remember as a kid going to the mall and trying to walk up the down escalator.

Only, if you walked too slow, you’d still be ​sliding backwards​, but if you began running, you’d eventually make it to the top.

That’s exactly how far too many business owners operate their business. They are running against the escalator when trying to keep up with everything they need to do.

Too often they are running hard like this because it’s all they know to do.

Instead of delegating to others and managing expectations, the business leader continues running hard, and the business struggles to reach its full potential.

This can easily happen to any busy business owner who is too nice, or they don’t communicate well, or they don’t make time to inspect work, or they have too much trust people are doing their jobs. Does any of this sound familiar?

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How To Accelerate Business Results Using A Scorecard

By Asa Beavers | performance management , productivity , Uncategorized

Let’s cut straight to the chase right now because, after all, what business isn’t seeking to accelerate results?

And this strategy might just be THE best thing you can do.

So, how does a business scorecard accelerate results? One word...

FEEDBACK

That’s right. Feedback is the special sauce your business needs to accelerate results. But the type of feedback I’m talking about might not be what your thinking.

Having a scorecard is one way to know if your business had a good day or not, and it provides essential feedback on most critical business activities.

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You Are Keeping Score In Your Business, Right?

By Asa Beavers | performance management

You ask someone how their work is going, and the reply is “pretty good”, or “it’s coming along”, or “just about done”, only to learn a bit later that the job is really only 20% complete. English teachers call these verbal diversions euphemisms, or escape words. They are a long way from the truth and they are rampant in business.

For some people there is too much truth in exact measurement. They just don’t have the courage to face the truth of exact measurement and instead focus on activities, not results. Along the way they collect reasons – excuses – why the job they are working on is “almost…”, or “just about…” done.

Using key performance indicators (KPIs) is a great way to turn your business into a game. Here's some tips on creating your own score keeping system...

When exact measurements are made in your business, things are brought into clear focus, and there is no place to hide.

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