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KPI news: The KPI Institute’s research shows today’s most popular KPIs

January 25th, 2023 Posted by KPIs, Research 0 thoughts on “KPI news: The KPI Institute’s research shows today’s most popular KPIs”

Reports featuring the most popular KPIs of 2022 are now all available at The KPI Institute’s Marketplace platform. This series covers different contexts in which KPIs can be used by professionals and offers up-to-date information and resources on selecting and using KPIs.

The most popular KPIs were processed based on the data from, the world’s largest database of documented KPIs. In every report, users will find a KPI profile, analysis, notes on KPI reporting, and other details pertaining to performance measurement.

Explore the most popular KPIs in their respective industries or areas through the KPI of the Month poster collection, which can be downloaded for free:

KPI of January: # Days on market – measures the number of days a property stays on the market on average, between the listing for sale and the contract signing

KPI of February: # Berry ratio – measures the ratio of an organization’s gross profits to operating expenses

KPI of March: % Production First Time Yield (FTY) – measures the percentage of good units produced as per specifications from the first run of the process, out of the units going into the process

KPI of April: % Hospital bed occupancy rate – measures the percentage of beds in the hospital that are occupied by patients on a daily basis, out of the overall number of hospital beds

KPI of May: # Pick-to-ship cycle time for customer orders – measures the average time (in hours or days) from the moment of picking the order to the moment of shipping the product to the client

KPI of June: # Liquidity ratio – measures the available cash or other assets easily convertible into cash that could cover short term payables

KPI of July: % On time departures – measures the percentage of flights that are departing within 15 minutes from the initially scheduled take-off time out of the total number of flights scheduled for departing

KPI of August: % Project schedule variance – measures the variance in terms of schedule, revealing the alteration between the planned project timeframe and the actual project phase

KPI of September: % Production uptime – measures the percentage of the utilized operation time, from the planned available production time

KPI of October: % Employee turnover – measures the rate at which employees leave the organization in a given period

KPI of November: # Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) – measures the number of work-related incidents generating time loss that are occurring per one million hours worked

KPI of December: $ Revenue Per Available Seat Hour (RevPASH) – measures the restaurant’s revenue on a per available seat hour basis.

For more information on the research reports, get in touch with Cristina Mihăiloaie, Business Unit Manager – Research Division: [email protected] | +61 (390) 282 223 | +40 (749) 424 517


The Government Services Index 2022: An Overview of Post-pandemic Government Performance

December 2nd, 2022 Posted by Press release 0 thoughts on “The Government Services Index 2022: An Overview of Post-pandemic Government Performance”

The Government Services Index Report –  2022  is a composite set of indicators that aims to capture the performance of governments in key areas of public service that drive resilience and high adaptability to change.

Through a thorough assessment of some of the most crucial aspects of good governance in the post-pandemic period, The KPI Institute releases the Government Services Index 2022. The report investigates the performance of governments in critical areas of public service that drive resilience and high adaptability to change through five key dimensions:

  • Adaptability – the ability to easily adapt to change, respond to problems quickly and efficiently, and maintain resilience in a constantly changing environment.
  • Talent –  attracting, retaining, and developing skills and knowledge in the public sector.
  • Digitalization – the significance of rethinking citizen-public service interactions in light of technology.
  • Governance – fulfilling governments’ obligations to develop and carry out policies that advance their nations’ development while demonstrating effectiveness, efficiency, openness, and integrity.
  • Impact – ensuring that citizens of the nation have improved access to essential services and a higher quality of life.

The Government Services Index Report covers seven world regions, ranks  66 countries, and corroborates data from 32 indicators reflective of the aforementioned dimensions

Report Overview

  • Preface
  • Index Methodology
  • Country Profiles

General Findings

  • Global Leaders in Government Services
  • Government Performance by Income Levels
  • Regional Dashboards

Overview of Rankings


  • General Outlook
  • Global Overview of Indicators
  • Regional Insights


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Get your free copy of the Government Services Index 2022 today, from here! For inquiries regarding the Index, contact Marcela Presecan, Head of Research:  [email protected], or +61 (390) 282 223.

23rd Performance Magazine: Explore the World of Strategy and Performance Management

November 29th, 2022 Posted by Press release 0 thoughts on “23rd Performance Magazine: Explore the World of Strategy and Performance Management”

Take a deep dive into the newest PERFORMANCE Magazine – Printed Edition. 

The 23rd PERFORMANCE Magazine – Travel Issue reveals the new strategies established by hotels, airlines, restaurants, and other industry participants in the aftermath of the pandemic. This issue unveils the difficulties these industry face in reviving their operations and everything in between that affects their community, efficiency, and performance.

What Is Inside the 23rd PERFORMANCE Magazine?

Get updates and inclusive insights on the recent status of businesses in the tourism and travel industry. Have a glimpse at the extended and newest edition of a report compiled with the top key performance indicators (KPIs) in the airline industry and explore fresh approaches to reviving the hospitality industry.

Learn about new ideas, best practices, case studies, agile practices, and insightful perspectives on strategy planning and execution, performance management cycles, benchmarking, data analysis and visualization, and the use of KPIs.

Determine how silo transformation can improve organizational performance directly from Dr. Keith Clinkscale, Strategic Planning and Performance Management Director in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA. Take a look at the tools they developed in monitoring and evaluating their performance and discover it helped them advance their competition in the industry. 

Travel the world of strategy and performance management through recent initiatives of hospitality, tourism, and travel industry in different countries, as well as through interviews with subject matter experts, seasoned consultants, practitioners, business leaders, academicians, and research analysts. Seize the recommended tools, webinars, podcasts, and talks you will encounter on the final pages of the magazine.

To get your own copy of the 23rd PERFORMANCE Magazine – Printed Edition, visit TKI Marketplace. You can download a free digital copy there! You can also get an additional printed copy of the magazine through Amazon

What’s Inside “State of Strategy Management Practice Report – 2022”?

May 24th, 2022 Posted by Research 0 thoughts on “What’s Inside “State of Strategy Management Practice Report – 2022”?”

“State of Strategy Management Practice Report – 2022” is an international research study that explores the latest issues, trends, and best practices impacting the field of strategic planning, KPI usage, and strategy execution.

Developed and published by The KPI Institute, the report presents the results of a survey held from November to December 2021. The survey questions were formulated by forming a focus group of internal subject matter experts and aggregating the feedback of thousands of professionals and practitioners in The KPI Institute’s community.

The report covers the major areas affecting organizations today, from target setting to performance measurement and from the role of communication in strategic planning to the common pitfalls in strategy execution.

The data captured in the study reflects the insights of 500 professionals (27% are Executives, and another 34% occupy managerial positions), and nearly half of them are either directly involved in strategy planning or responsible for the design and maintenance of the strategy and performance management system. The survey has addressed 26 topic-related items.

Inside the report, readers would find:

Report overview

  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • Executive summary

Key Findings

Strategic Planning

  • Highlights
  • Strategy formulation process
  • Strategy alignment
  • Strategy tools
  • Key success factors
  • Strategy communication

Performance Measurement

  • Highlights
  • KPI usage
  • Target setting
  • Technology

Strategy Execution

  • Highlights
  • Overview
  • Initiative Management
  • Agility


Conclusions and Implications for Practice

  • Conclusions
  • Implications for practice

Get your free copy of “State of Strategy Management Practice Report – 2022” today! For inquiries regarding the report, contact Cristina Mihăiloaie, Business Unit Manager – Research Division:  [email protected], +61 (390) 282 223 or +40 (749) 424 517.

Sustainability Standards and KPIs As Game Changers [Excerpt]

April 8th, 2022 Posted by Research 0 thoughts on “Sustainability Standards and KPIs As Game Changers [Excerpt]”

Editor’s Note: Below is an excerpt from the article “Sustainability Standards and KPIs As Game Changers,” written by Silvana Badita and published in the latest edition of Performance Magazine. It presents trends, solutions, and best practices for strategy and performance management through in-depth articles, first-hand how-to’s, concept presentations, case studies, and expert insights.

Companies can no longer afford to ignore sustainability. It is not just a trend but a major factor that drives where most businesses are headed. According to Globescan’s The State of Sustainable Business 2019, reputational risks, consumer demand, investor interest, operational risk, and employee engagement are some of the catalysts behind the sustainability efforts of most organizations. 

Manufacturing is one of the industries that are pressured to realign their activities with the mounting call for sustainability practices. Sustainable manufacturing refers to developing products with minimal negative environmental impacts and maximum contribution to the conservation of natural resources. These products are expected to be economically sound and safe for employees, communities, and consumers. 

Sustainable manufacturing aims to reduce the intensity of materials use, energy consumption, emissions, and unwanted byproducts while maintaining or improving the value provided for society and organizations. 

Some relevant key performance indicators that are often considered when evaluating the sustainability of manufacturing companies are:

  • Environmental performance KPIs, such as: # Air emissions, % Energy utilization, % Hazardous waste etc.
  • Economic performance KPIs: % Product reliability, % Conformance to specifications, $ Material cost, % Labor cost etc.
  • Social performance KPIs: % Occupational health and safety, % Turnover rate, % Supplier commitment etc.

Sustainability standards are observed to ensure quality, transparency, compliance, and results in terms of making organizations accountable for their economic, environmental, and social performance.

The GRI Standards

Among the internationally renowned frameworks is the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards. The GRI Standards consist of Universal Standards, which apply to all organizations and report on human rights and environmental due diligence, the new Sector Standards for sector-specific impacts, and the Topic Standards that come with the revised Universal Standards and relate to a particular topic.

Their vision is to create a sustainable future enabled by transparency and open dialogue about impacts. In this regard, they are a provider of the world’s most widely used sustainability disclosure standards.

With GRI Standards, companies can publicly present the outcomes of their activities in a structured way. This allows their stakeholders and interested parties to better see their status of how they are responding to calls for sustainability. GRI Standards can be used by any type of organization, whether large or small, public or private, or from any location or industry.

Discover how Daimler, the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, developed its sustainability report using the GRI Standards. Read the rest of the article in the latest edition of Performance Magazine  Download your FREE COPY now!

Can Your Favorite Restaurants Recover From the Pandemic? See New Reports

January 22nd, 2022 Posted by KPIs, Research 0 thoughts on “Can Your Favorite Restaurants Recover From the Pandemic? See New Reports”

Online ordering, digital payments, the rising demand for plant-based items and sustainable packaging, and preference for alcohol-to-go and outdoor dining are just some of the trends that restaurants are adjusting to. 

While consumer behavior and dining preferences have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the restaurant industry sees a glimmer of hope. Sales are expected to increase from $864 billion in 2019 to $898 billions this year, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2022 State of the Restaurant Industry Report. Meanwhile, the foodservice industry is predicted to generate 400,000 jobs, for total industry employment of 14.9M before the year ends.

However, Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of the Research and Knowledge Group at the National Restaurant Association, emphasized that the restaurant industry may never completely return to its pre-pandemic state. 

Over half of restaurant operators believe that the return to normalcy would take a year or more. Restaurants are still grappling with employee retention and recruitment, food, labor, and occupancy costs, and supply delays or shortages of key food or beverage products.

“We still have work to do to ensure that those operators struggling the most can survive.  The Association will continue to champion the necessary government support needed at the federal and local levels to help keep these businesses — cornerstones of our communities — on a path to better days,” said Marvin Irby, Interim President & CEO of the National Restaurant Association.

What Can Restaurants Do

Use data to adapt to changes. The NPD Group recommends studying restaurant visits each daypart–morning meal, lunch, dinner, and P.M. Snack–and adjusting operations according to the behavior and motivations of diners. “The ability for restaurants, particularly full-service restaurants, to operate at total capacity, consumer comfort with dining in, and more business and recreational travel will aid recovery at the dinner daypart,” NPD states.

Exceed expectations to retain customers. Heleri Rande, a partner at Think Hospitality, a Florida-based real estate development and hospitality company, believes that restaurants should go beyond their usual services. They can add special touches like recipe boxes and contactless drop-off. She also suggests upselling “sides, bottles of wine, and desserts” and encouraging customers to buy gift vouchers. 

Track performance using KPIs. During uncertain times, every business decision is critical. Understanding where a restaurant has potential or needs improvement can help owners develop and implement a customer-focused strategy. This is only possible when they have the data to support their decisions.

The KPI Institute released The Top 25 Restaurant KPIs – 2020 Extended Edition, which compiles the most popular 25 KPIs used by food and beverage units worldwide throughout 2016 and 2020. The 25 restaurant KPIs identified are categorized into six divisions:

  • Restaurant Financials – Incorporate the sales generated by the business from different perspectives and the investments made for its functionality
  • Service Quality – Refers to issues that influence customer’s satisfaction, such as unavailability of menu items or service diversity
  • Customer Feedback – Offers information regarding the customers’ assessment of the restaurant as an indicator of their satisfaction and loyalty
  • Restaurant Occupancy – Represents the attraction of customers and the capacity at which the restaurant operates
  • Restaurant Workload – Reflects on the intensity of the restaurant’s activity and the impact of peak periods on employees
  • Restaurant Governance – Indicates the principles and practices that guide the decisions of the restaurant’s management

Discover the 25 most popular restaurant KPIs today and read each of their profiles, all packed with exclusive in-practice recommendations. Download The Top 25 Restaurant KPIs – 2020 Extended Edition now!

Year-end Recap: The KPI Institute Identifies the Most Popular KPIs in 2021

November 29th, 2021 Posted by KPIs, Research 0 thoughts on “Year-end Recap: The KPI Institute Identifies the Most Popular KPIs in 2021”

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The wave of changes in the past two years has compelled businesses to review their performance and realign their strategies to the times. The losses, leaps, and lessons vary in different industries, but organizations, from multinational companies to brick-and-mortar stores, have to answer the same question: What is the best “new normal” for us?

As businesses adapt to a rapidly changing environment and figure out what works for them, key performance indicators (KPIs) are more important than ever. KPIs can serve as the order beneath the chaos, helping organizations achieve and monitor a desired level of results for their activities.

The KPI Institute, carrying over 17 years of experience in the field, continues to share its expertise and knowledge on KPI best practices through the Top KPI reports. As the year comes to a close, we’ve bundled up the most popular KPIs released in 2021. The results are based on the data from, the world’s largest database of documented KPIs. 

This series of reports provides companies, practitioners, consultants, and professionals with updates and resources on how to select and use KPIs in their respective industries or functional areas. Each report features the profile of every KPI, analysis, notes on KPI reporting, and other information related to the performance management discipline.

2021 Top 25 KPIs

The Top 25 KPI reports present the most popular KPIs in various industries and functional areas, such as procurement/purchasing, marketing, production, human resources, customer service, hotels, restaurants, finance, and real estate development and transactions.

2021 Top 10 KPIs

Download the Top 10 KPI reports for different industries for a more compact version of the KPIs’ profiles, analysis, and in practice recommendations.

2021 KPI of the Month

Discover the most popular KPIs in their respective industries or areas through the KPI of the Month poster collection.

For more information on the research reports of The KPI Institute, get in touch with Cristina Mihăiloaie, Business Unit Manager – Research Division: [email protected] | +61 (390) 282 223 | +40 (749) 424 517.

50+ KPI Templates, Scorecards, and Dashboards for Measuring Business Success

October 22nd, 2021 Posted by KPIs, Research 0 thoughts on “50+ KPI Templates, Scorecards, and Dashboards for Measuring Business Success”

KPI templates are developed to help organizations find the right key performance indicators (KPI) for their business.

With over 17 years of research on KPI best practices, The KPI Institute emphasizes that KPIs and their value are defined and perceived depending on the industry, functional area, organizational focus, and public, private, or personal domain of application.

What is a KPI?

The KPI Institute defines KPI as a measurable expression for achieving the desired results in an area relevant to the evaluated entity’s activity. KPIs make objectives quantifiable, providing visibility into the performance of individuals, teams, departments, and organizations and enabling decision-makers to act on achieving the desired outcomes.

Typically, KPIs are monitored and communicated through dashboards, scorecards, and other forms of performance reports.

In performance management, a dashboard is used for monitoring data daily. It is characterized by visual representations of data that enable a fast and easy understanding of the performance status.

Measuring performance with dashboards and configuring it requires using enough KPIs, aligning KPIs across the organization, and establishing accountability. To design an effective dashboard, an organization should choose the most relevant KPIs, ensure the presence of precognitive attributes in the visuals, make the features interactive, and regularly provide updates.

A balanced scorecard is a tool in strategic planning and performance management that shows the four dimensions of an organization: financial, customer, internal processes, and learning, and growth. Some of the benefits of using a balanced scorecard are integrated strategic planning, the alignment of KPIs with strategy at all levels of an organization, and a comprehensive view of business performance.

The KPI Institute has put together KPI templates and a platform where you can download scorecards, dashboards, and other performance templates.

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For inquiries, email us at [email protected] or call T: +61 3 9028 2223 M: +61 4 2456 8088.

The Future of Production: Top 25 KPIs to Track for Efficiency and Quality

October 1st, 2021 Posted by Research 0 thoughts on “The Future of Production: Top 25 KPIs to Track for Efficiency and Quality”

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Production KPIs matter now more than ever as businesses recover from the shocks brought about by the pandemic. When the global crisis slowed down production processes, companies were forced to make difficult strategic decisions.

Market shifts, movement restrictions, and material scarcities stemming from supply chain disruptions have affected several areas of the production process.

For instance, chemical manufacturers worldwide had to trim down capital and operational expenditure and shrink their operations to 40-60 percent capacity. This is due to insufficient manpower, dwindling demand, and inadequate raw material supplies, according to the data published in Manufacturing Tomorrow.

To meet contractual obligations and increase productivity, companies are encouraged to rethink their processes, explore new opportunities, and adapt to trends.

Digital connectivity is among the trends that will dominate industries as the 5G coverage worldwide continues to expand. Sustainability is also seen as a critical factor that will shape business operations and investments. The global market for green building materials is expected to grow from US$238 billion in the year 2020 to US$425.4 Billion by 2027.

Developing a new production strategy

However, the future of production is not just about the what and the why but also the how.

The potential of innovative technologies and business models can be further realized if their application is based on data-backed decisions. Such decisions help companies minimize risks, carry out relevant strategic plans, and see what works and what doesn’t.

With this, decision makers and managers should pay attention to their production KPIs, which aim to guarantee the quality of the production process, from efficiency to productivity as well as the quantity and quality of output.

The KPI Institute has released “The Top 25 Production KPIs – 2020 Extended Edition” to provide companies an international perspective on the most popular production KPIs. It is designed for organizations and professionals who want to measure the components that contribute to the successful implementation of a production strategy.

With over 100 pages, the report presents the most viewed KPIs based on the information gathered from, a database of over 20,000 documented KPIs.

You can download the “The Top 25 Production KPIs – 2020 Extended Edition” to access the profile of each KPI and learn its potential impact on your production strategy. You will also find exclusive in practice recommendations and best practices for KPI selection and documentation.

Here is an overview of the top 25 KPIs categorized into five areas:

Production Efficiency – ensures that the production locations are always running at full parameters.

  • # Units per man-hour
  • % Production capacity utilization
  • # Ideal run rate
  • # Production capacity
  • # Unused production capacity
  • # Work in progress
  • # Production lead time
  • % Downtime due to operator lack of training
  • % Unplanned downtime in production

Production Timeline – indicates all the time-related aspects of the production process.

  • % Production schedule attainment
  • % Production schedule adherence
  • % Production uptime
  • # Unit production time

Inventory – describes the amount of products on stock either from returns or demand, excluding the safety stock.

  • % Recovery yield rate of returned products
  • # Working stock
  • $ Work in progress
  • % Production delays due to raw material shortage
  • # Decoupling stock
  • % Boomerang return rate
  • # Frequency of production delays due to inventory shortages or supply delays

Maintenance – monitors the upkeep of the production plant and equipment.

  • # Production plants
  • % Machine utilization in production

Production Costs – refers to expenses implied by the production processes.

  • $ Penalties cost due to unsatisfied demand
  • $ Production costs per unit
  • $ Direct material variance

Read more about each of the KPI in “The Top 25 Production KPIs – 2020 Extended Edition.”  You can also sign up for the live online course offered by The KPI Institute to learn how to implement a KPI Measurement Framework in your organization.

For inquiries, get in touch with Cristina Mihăiloaie, Business Unit Manager – Research Division: [email protected], +61 (390) 282 223 or +40 (749) 424 517.

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Certified KPI Professional and Practitioner in Riyadh, June Edition

July 4th, 2019 Posted by Events 0 thoughts on “Certified KPI Professional and Practitioner in Riyadh, June Edition”

Between the 16th – 20th of June, 2019, Alina Miertoiu, Senior Consultant for The KPI Institute, facilitated the Certified KPI Professional and Practitioner customized training course in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for one of the biggest medical services providers in the area.

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All the participants who joined the learning experience were part of the Laboratory, but they came from different divisions, such as Toxicology, Blood Bank, Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Genetics, Hematology or Immunology.

Among the main expectations from the course, participants listed:

Course journal

Even though there is a lot of information on KPIs and a lot of resources, the is still a lack of complete understanding on the matter, with many bad practices implemented and hardwired into organizations.

The C-KPIPP course is designed to provide the attendee with both theoretical and practical knowledge on the performance management architecture, focused most specifically on the performance measurement component.

Day I

During the first day, attendees were introduced to several concepts and tools related to KPIs and a robust Performance Management system, comparing them with the current performance management system implemented within the Lab. The benefits of such a system and types of KPIs were also discussed.

It was the most theoretical part of the course, although each topic was complemented by exercises. Overall, the group was very involved and interested in the topic, so we had a lot of open discussions and many, many questions.

Day II

One of the most challenging and practical days of the course, the second day focuses on KPI selection and alignment. Understanding the process, tools and techniques used for setting correct KPIs and the alignment approaches was the main objective of the day.

All of the attendees worked in groups and we started to integrate their examples into the exercise, in order to make it easier to grasp the theory.


During the third day, we had several exercises concerning KPI Documentation, Target-Setting and Data collection and Visualization, with the main learning tool used being debriefing.

Participants found the target-setting session extremely relevant, which was also a main topic they wanted to address, as well as data visualization.

Day IV and V

The last two days, which were part of the Certified KPI Practitioner course, were focused only on exercises, designed to make the knowledge acquired in the first 3 days stick and help participants become more accustomed to the tools and techniques learnt up to that point.

The exercises were customized for their organizational context and had as a starting point their current Objectives and KPIs.

The course blended in tools, templates, case studies and stimulating exercises in order to ensure a smooth learning experience. Participants acknowledged that the course changed their view on performance management and are committed to updating their current framework.

Sign-ups and registration!

As performance is a constant preoccupation, we would be more than happy to assist you throughout your performance journey!

If you enjoyed reading our course journal and feel that this learning environment would be suitable for your needs, why not visit our training calendar and check what best suits your learning needs?

If you’re someone that does not have a lot of time on their hands, to go to a course in person, we also have online training courses that align well with Performance Management topics:

Otherwise, if the opportunity of customized training courses is of interest to you or you’d like to know more information, contact Alina Miertoiu directly, at [email protected]

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