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The KPI Institute Partners with ECCP, HURIS for an Online Forum on Developing Business Strategies

August 20th, 2021 Posted by Events 0 thoughts on “The KPI Institute Partners with ECCP, HURIS for an Online Forum on Developing Business Strategies”

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The KPI Institute has partnered with the ECCP Competency Hub, the training arm of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), and business consulting firm HURIS, Inc. for an online forum focused on how organizations can thrive in uncertain business conditions. 

The event, titled “The Making of Successful Enterprises in a Volatile Business Environment,” was held on August 12, 2021, and featured speakers who are consultants and experts in human resources and performance management.

Among them was Cristina Mihailoaie, The KPI Institute’s Business Unit Coordinator of Research Programs. She discussed how performance measurement systems and practices changed during the pandemic. Companies shifted their attention to financial KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) that look into cash flow management, profitability, and cost management in an attempt to rescue their business. Investment plans were halted and financial strategies changed.  Employee productivity took a different turn, with most corporations adapting to 100% remote work or hybrid systems. 

Another point emphasized during the online forum is the importance of performance measurement in organizations. It was concluded that the most effective tool to put everyone on the same page is to use clear objectives, initiatives, and KPIs even if they are short-term oriented. As organizations respond to tight deadlines, they need real-time data and fast, relevant tools to assess and report performance levels.

The participants also learned how to approach risk management by using KPIs. Even small organizations can monitor risks by including leading KPIs or Key Risk Indicators in their scorecards. For instance, setting a red line level for # Days in accounts receivable can help businesses manage better cash flow.

Cristina recommended that the performance criteria used for employee evaluations, whether they involve KPIs or not, should be flexible, easy to adapt to changes, and more focused on the extent to which the role is successfully achieved, compared to looking at operational details. She also recommended the usage of OKRs in monitoring and evaluating employee performance.

The key takeaway of the presentation “Evolving KPIs in the face of the post-pandemic era”  is that strategic planning and the usage of KPIs for organizations is more important than ever in order to articulate and communicate a strategic direction for employees, to take informed decisions, and to monitor and mitigate risks.

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Inside Performance Magazine: How Performance Measurement Benefits the Auto Industry

August 3rd, 2021 Posted by Press release 0 thoughts on “Inside Performance Magazine: How Performance Measurement Benefits the Auto Industry”

Magazine cover of Performance Magazine

There is no one standard performance measurement system that would perfectly fit all organizations. Just ask Fabian Stigler, who graces the cover of the July 2021 issue of the PERFORMANCE Magazine – Printed Edition.

Stigler, a project engineer at IQ Intelligentes Ingenieur Management GmbH, specializes in project management, business intelligence, and business analytics.

One of his accomplishments as a performance analyst is developing a KPI system (KPI Performance Measurement System) that simplified multiple KPIs into an overall statement. 

He has also designed a data visualization guideline that makes reporting easier to understand and presentations clearly structured. “This system is methodical and universally applicable and can therefore be used in many departments and companies/industries,” he explains. 

With over six years of experience in the international automotive industry, Stigler tells PERFORMANCE Magazine that performance measurement systems play a significant role in decision-making nowadays. He attributes this change to “the advent of digitization in the automotive industry and the ever-increasing influence of data.”

According to Stigler, technology is important in building a robust performance measurement system. To achieve that, he emphasizes the need for powerful IT instruments, such as data lakes, powerful servers, and software.

Read Stigler’s complete interview in the July 2021 issue of the PERFORMANCE Magazine – Printed Edition. He shares his insights on the usage of KPIs, his advice to professionals in his field, and his views on work-life balance. 

The latest issue discusses the employee performance management cycle and the role of departmental values in achieving a corporate vision. Readers will learn more about the OKR system being implemented in brands like Google, Accenture, Twitter, and LinkedIn and the magazine’s recommended reading list for 2021.

Sharing your views, experiences, and strategies in managing performance is a great way to make connections and strengthen your professional brand as a business leader. 

If you would like to be considered as a contributor or an interviewee to be featured in PERFORMANCE Magazine or to send advertising inquiries, contact the editor at len.cristobal@kpiinstitute.com.