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Looking ahead: 2023 is the year to invest in your skills

January 25th, 2023 Posted by Certification, Courses, Employees, Research 0 thoughts on “Looking ahead: 2023 is the year to invest in your skills”

For 2023, The KPI Institute has prepared the annual calendar with premium training programs for executives available as virtual classrooms, face-to-face groups, or self-paced eLearning classes. Furthermore, we will continue to share practical insights from our research programs and disseminate publications to empower professionals and organizations to enhance and adapt their performance management to everyday challenges.

With 19 years of experience in providing performance solutions, The KPI Institute is now a global research organization with over 200 employees from 17 different nationalities serving thousands of clients around the world. We are proud to have trained over 13,500 professionals in strategy and performance management related disciplines. Our wide global reach would not have been possible without the support of our 37 partner organizations.

Our consultancy division has supported tons of organizations ranging from holding companies and corporations to government agencies. Success stories were promoted by some of our clients that strive for business excellence.

Last year marked the launch of our first index –  Government Services Index 2022, a pragmatic review of public service performance in the post-pandemic era, covering 7 world regions, 66 countries, 5 dimensions, and 32 indicators.

2023 will be an important year.

For professionals looking to advance in their career paths and organizations seeking solutions to modern business challenges, Live-Online Certifications 2023 and face-to-face Certified Courses 2023 – MENA or SEA region can meet your learning and development needs with courses that are based on advanced research and rigorous frameworks.

The KPI Institute continues to partner with global organizations in delivering the world’s first global certification to validate performance management and KPIs expertise.

On that note, I wish everyone a happy and successful 2023!


Cristina Mihăiloaie

Business Unit Manager – Research Division

The KPI Institute 

Phone: +61 (390) 282 223 | +40 (749) 424 517

Email: [email protected]

A year-in-review: The KPI Institute looks back on 2022

December 27th, 2022 Posted by Employees 0 thoughts on “A year-in-review: The KPI Institute looks back on 2022”

As the year ends, we should consider all the wonderful things we have left to finish as well as all the amazing things we have already accomplished. It is a great incentive for us to celebrate victories so we can reflect on lessons learned and fuel our motivation to keep pushing forward

With that, let us share with you what our colleagues in The KPI Institute (TKI) ecosystem have accomplished this year as well as the things they look forward to in 2023.

Daniela Roxana Vuta

Senior Researcher

Research Division


  1. What project or task you accomplished this year that you are most proud of and why?

I see each project I worked on this year as a great accomplishment because each initiative came with challenges and fantastic results. I consider myself part of the privileged people who are passionate about their work. Of course, as a researcher, I am most proud of our primary research projects implemented this year, such as the State of Strategy Management in 2022.

  1. What endeavors or objectives would you like to prioritize in your career as well as in life next year?

My goal is to make 2023 the most extraordinary year for my professional career while diving into my fifth year within The KPI Institute. All my educational and professional background and the experience gathered so far align with this amazing team I am part of, which gives me so much enthusiasm and desire to exceed all expectations. More specifically, I intend to expand my knowledge boundaries in many fields, such as project management, data visualization, data storytelling, and content writing.


Hebatullah Saeed

Senior Training Program Coordinator

Support – Maentea


  1. What project or task you accomplished this year that you are most proud of and why?

I’m most proud of when I provided six upskilling courses for SAR, and it is a significant contract this year. Moreover, my contribution to increasing bilingual facilitators’ capacity led to more projects. Lastly is becoming a certified Key Performance Indicator Professional and Innovation Performance Professional.

  1. What endeavors or objectives would you like to prioritize in your career as well as in life next year?

In 2023, I look forward to expanding resources on the learning and development field of human resources and contracting automated systems for TKI course facilitators. Moreover, I would also like to extend my efforts to developing a portfolio of Lead and Upskill courses for Maentea.


Alaa Safwan

Marketing Manager

Research Division


  1. What project or task you accomplished this year that you are most proud of and why?

Well, I cannot say that there is just one task that I am most proud of among the others. But I would say that since the day I joined The KPI Institute and began working in the marketing industry, I am proud of being able to add value, with my attention to detail, ability to learn quickly and adjust to the workflow, and finally, planning a workable marketing strategy.

  1. What endeavors or objectives would you like to prioritize in your career as well as in life next year?

In terms of career objectives, there are many, but to sum it up, I aim to become a better version of myself, increase my core skills, and of course, advance in my profession. However, my personal ones would be to make my physical well-being a priority, be committed to growth and learning, and be who I am meant to be.


Syadza Andini

Framework Course Program Coordinator

ILMS (Institute for Life Management Science)


  1. What project or task you accomplished this year that you are most proud of and why?

This year, I am proud of setting up a performance evaluation and maintenance system in the ILMS Research Team.

  1. What endeavors or objectives would you like to prioritize in your career as well as in life next year?

It is my first time being a manager working with more than 20 people closely. My goals next year will include but are not limited to learning how to be a better manager and helping the organization launch quality courses by leading my team to produce quality materials.


Brian Kiprop

Research Analyst



  1. What is the project or task you accomplished this year that you are most proud of and why?

One of my favorite projects is the Internal Mobility project I worked on with the ILMS Instructional Design Team in August 2022. In this assignment, I had to put on a new hat as an instructional designer, creating scripts for a whole course for the ILMS division. Initially, being an instructional designer was difficult. But the experience taught me how to transform research knowledge into instructional resources for learners. In addition, I was delighted to contribute to the ILMS division’s goals for course production and eventual launch. Working with a dynamic team of designers, researchers, and team leaders allowed me to discuss ideas and improve my performance.

  1. What endeavors or objectives would you like to prioritize in your career as well as in life next year?

Since joining The KPI Institute in January 2022, I have had the chance to contribute to projects across many divisions, each of which has pushed me to learn something new and develop my critical thinking skills. In 2023, I plan to keep up my zeal for learning, create a more collaborative environment, and lend a hand to my colleagues wherever required. I am eager to continue imparting the knowledge I have learned to others at a professional and personal level to enable them to improve their potential.


Andreea-Geanina Vintila

Jr. Management Consultant

Research Division


  1. What is the project or task you accomplished this year that you are most proud of and why?

We conducted a Focus Group discussion for the Performance Magazine Printed Edition, which I participated in from planning to execution. I am proud of my accomplishment related to this project because it was a new experience that worked out very well and made me get closer to my colleagues.

  1. What endeavors or objectives would you like to prioritize in your career as well as in life next year?

In 2023, I would like to continue working in the publishing team and improve my skills in writing articles. I also look forward to gaining experience in writing reports. Personally, I would like to learn and attend horse riding training during my leisure time.


Francine Kaye Acelar

Head of Publishing

LMSL (Life Management Science Labs)


  1. What is the project or task you accomplished this year that you are most proud of and why?

I am most proud of building the Insights magazine website from scratch and introducing SEO best practices and maximizing the use of content briefs in our article writing process.

  1. What endeavors or objectives would you like to prioritize in your career as well as in life next year?

I would like to add more skills to my personal and professional toolkits, especially in the areas of team management and website development. In addition, I would like to make use of what I have learned in household management articles that I have been editing in my household.

Effective Year-End with The KPI Institute’s Certification Courses

November 28th, 2022 Posted by Certification, Courses 0 thoughts on “Effective Year-End with The KPI Institute’s Certification Courses”

We will be entering the last month of 2022. A new month that offers an ideal mood in setting objectives and new beginnings and starting strong foreshadows a powerful finish.

The KPI Institute (TKI) had an exceptional year, delivering live online and face-to-face courses to a much larger audience in different countries. TKI has officially launched strategy and performance management courses in Vietnam with a specialized module dedicated to Vietnamese. 

Moreover, TKI also released its four micro-certification courses: Certificate in Employee Performance Management Maturity Assessment, Certificate in Performance Measurement Maturity Assessment, Certificate in Performance Improvement Maturity Assessment, and Certificate in Strategy Planning Maturity Assessment. The maturity assessment model presented in these courses is TKI and Global Performance Audit Unit’s proprietary knowledge, compiled over +10 years of research and practical experience in the field of performance improvement.

TKI has also opened more face-to-face classes this year after conducting strictly online and live webinars to adhere to COVID-19 health precautions in 2021. In the first four months of 2022, TKI has already held over 55 days of face-to-face classes in different countries and cities, such as Saudi Arabia: Al Khobar, Riyadh, Jubail, and Dhahran; UAE: Dubai and Ras AL-Khaimah; Mauritius: Le Morne Brabant, Quatre Bornes, and Ebene; Karachi in Pakistan, Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, and Cairo in Egypt.

To successfully end this year, TKI is continuously delivering quality content for online and face-to-face courses up until the 29th of December, covering everything from KPIs, OKRs, and strategy and business planning. So, if you do not have a plan yet on how to spend the year-end productively, TKI invites you to sign up and join any courses that fit your interests. For more information about the programs, you can check them HERE.

Furthermore, it is highly suggested that you keep an eye on TKI’s social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn – for updates on courses that are coming up in the last four weeks of 2022 and how to sign up for them.

The KPI Institute Launches Strategy, Performance Management Courses in Vietnam

July 23rd, 2022 Posted by Certification, Courses, Events 0 thoughts on “The KPI Institute Launches Strategy, Performance Management Courses in Vietnam”

The KPI Institute, a leading global research institute specializing in business performance, has been officially launched in Vietnam!

With accredited expertise and a network of top-tier professionals, we have become the top choice for government agencies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and professionals who need insights and performance improvement solutions.

Continuing the consistent journey toward enhancing and developing global business performance, The KPI Institute officially launched in Vietnam with a specialized module dedicated to Vietnamese. These training programs are designed and delivered exclusively in Vietnamese, following our international standards. This contributes to optimizing knowledge transfer, promoting cooperation to accompany sustainable development, and improving the business performance of organizations, leaders, experts, and individuals in Vietnam.

Exclusive benefits for participants in Vietnam:

  • Emerge in the world of strategy and performance management, understand main challenges, and identify feasible solutions;
  • Exposure to and familiarity with a broad range of valuable tools and methods that support the implementation of the KPI and performance system, strategy alignment, and achievement of strategic goals;
  • Obtain assistance to increase business results by choosing the right indicators, developing a strategic mindset, and optimizing procedures;
  • Engage in contemporary live-online learning with The KPI Institute, regardless of physical location;
  • Become a member of the International Community of The KPI Experts, and from there, expand the network of partners and potential customers;
  • Receive globally-recognized professional certificates;
  • Gain premium access to, the largest repository of KPI documentation in the world;
  • Earn 40 CPD points to be utilized for professional associations, academies, and regulatory bodies in your CPD profile.

For more information, please check our Vietnamese courses:

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TKI PEOPLE AWARDS (Q1, 2022): Appreciating Our Colleagues!

June 24th, 2022 Posted by Awards, Employees 0 thoughts on “TKI PEOPLE AWARDS (Q1, 2022): Appreciating Our Colleagues!”

The KPI Institute has announced the Employee of the Month awardees for the first quarter of 2022.

The TKI People Awards series features the employees and teams recognized by The KPI Institute for going above and beyond expectations, excelling as team players, and creating a tremendous impact on the company.

Get to know the seven recipients of the Employee of the Month award in January, February, and March. Find out what they think about the recognition and the best career lessons they have learned so far.

Employee of the Month: January 2022


Name: Carmen Sardean

Position: Accounting Specialist

Division: Support Division


What does receiving the Employee of the Month award mean to you?

Carmen: It is a pleasant surprise and a great boost in motivation. I am grateful for the appreciation of my colleagues.

What’s your favorite accomplishment so far at TKI?

Carmen: After years of working on my own, at TKI I am learning teamwork.

When you’re faced with a challenge at work, how do you find a solution?

Carmen: Usually, I need time to detach myself and make space for new perspectives and approaches. Discussing with others helps a lot in bringing clarity and finding better ways.

What would be the three main career lessons that you have learned thus far?

Carmen: Small improvements made with consistency lead to meaningful increases over time. I need to continuously upgrade my skills to keep up with the dynamic work environment. Also, it is so important to take care of my inner state and well-being because it affects a lot of my performance at work.



Name: Syadza Andini

Position: Research Program Coordinator, Senior Research Analyst for Center for Relationships Science

Division: ILMS


What does receiving the Employee of the Month award mean to you?

Syadza: The ephemeral nature of a startup distinguishes it from others. It helps employees accept, manage, and overcome problems.  Therefore, receiving this title gave me a sense of achievement for what I did for the organization, and the team was not left unnoticed.

What’s your favorite accomplishment so far at TKI?

Syadza: Being recognized as an employee of the month and getting promoted to Research Program Coordinator are my favorite accomplishments so far at TKI.

When you’re faced with a challenge at work, how do you find a solution?

Syadza: I work with people of different ages, backgrounds, and cultures. When I am faced with a challenge at work, I seek advice from my team, and they have been great. I love working with my team in ILMS.

What would be the three main career lessons that you have learned thus far?

Syadza: First main career lesson that I have learned is to appreciate even the smallest achievement or progress. Second, developing relationships is an important part of doing business. Every big idea deserves a team to make it happen. Lastly, it is great to be busy, productive, and successful. But you need to be healthy to keep up with the pace.

Employee of the Month: February 2022


Name: Nadiyah Afifah

Position: Recruitment Specialist

Division: Support Division


What does receiving the Employee of the Month award mean to you?

Nadiyah: It is a great appreciation from this company and my colleagues, an affirmation to grow, and a confirmation of the impacts I tried to create with my work. I have tried my best to contribute to the productivity of this company, and it is nice that my contribution is acknowledged. This recognition gives me a new spirit to be more productive, innovative, and not merely focused on the assigned tasks because I believe everyone can bring a new color to this company.

What’s your favorite accomplishment so far at TKI?

Nadiyah: I managed to execute the project of online onboarding for the new hires. We usually spend 1.5 hours presenting to our new joiners, but now, we have applied this procedure to our internal LMS system. It is a great introduction to the newbies about what we are working on. Every new hire can now access their onboarding course in Lerero. Also, recruiters can allocate their time to more productive work because they only need 20 minutes of discussion with new joiners. 

This project is far from perfect, but it has been helping us a lot as recruiters. Hopefully, the new hire adjusts their induction speed based on their learning abilities. It was exciting to work with different stakeholders to make this project happen. 

When you’re faced with a challenge at work, how do you find a solution?

Nadiyah: I believe that proactivity matters a lot. I always try to connect with everyone and discuss with them every time I have something I did not know or when I am facing a challenge. My colleagues have been supportive, and I am also trying to do the same. I found honesty works as well. Acknowledging we might make mistakes will help us to grow to be better. 

What would be the three main career lessons that you have learned thus far?

Nadiyah: Proactivity and curiosity matter. Whatever the challenges are, we can always research things. Also, there are always people we can discuss our challenges with. But we need to have the willingness to do those. For me, work is more than just earning. It is also the fulfillment of my potential. Connecting with people helps me understand better which aspects I should improve and what new things are surrounding me, especially in a diverse environment like The KPI Institute. Growth always starts with our proactivity and curiosity. 

Set the right mindset. When things get difficult, the right way of seeing them will help us get a different perspective, seeing the opportunity as a chance to learn something new instead of focusing on how hard things are. The right mindset will also help us not feel ashamed of our mistakes but look at them as a better chance to improve.

Putting myself in other people’s shoes is important. As a person involved in HR, it is crucial to develop empathy. Showing more compassion to candidates or colleagues will bring positive impacts and results. Empathy allows us to build social connections and respond appropriately to other people’s needs. 



Name: Deofelyn Cristobal

Position: Head of Publishing

Division: TKI Research


What do you want to do when you are not working? What are your hobbies, passions, or involvement in your community?

Len: A huge factor that fuels my pursuit of work-life balance is that what I am passionate about in my personal life is not too far from what I do at TKI – which focuses on developing and publishing content for research reports and magazines. I usually unwind by reading books, writing poems, and watching movies. I still consider these activities as learning opportunities – just less structured and more relaxed. They help me slow down and at the same time replenish my well of creativity, which is required at work every day.

What do you appreciate most about working at The KPI Institute?

Len: While the company is known for the certifications it offers to professionals and organizations worldwide, I am grateful for the opportunities that TKI provides to its own people in terms of expanding their skills and knowledge. Personally, I appreciate the fact that there is always something new to do. There are opportunities to explore ideas, gain new skills, discover and utilize new systems, and collaborate with people from different backgrounds.

What are you looking forward to in terms of your new projects, collaborations, and role here at TKI?

Len: I am excited about trying out new forms of media in terms of delivering our content. I would also like to widen the distribution of our output so more people can benefit from the research that we do. 



Name: Kathina Aninditya

Position: Research Analyst

Division: ILMS


What does receiving the Employee of the Month award mean to you?

Kathina: It is like a reward for me. It was a great feeling to receive the Employee of the Month, and I am very thankful to my team for their acknowledgment. I believe that it’s not only me, but every one of us deserves this title since we all work together.

What’s your favorite accomplishment so far at TKI?

Kathina: My favorite accomplishment so far at TKI is developing the framework of Personal Resilience.

When you’re faced with a challenge at work, how do you find a solution?

Kathina: When I am faced with problems, I try to find the solutions first by searching for information that could help. However, if I still can not solve them, I turn to my colleagues in the research team and discuss my challenges with them. If needed, I ask for more insights from others such as from ID and marketing team. After that, I will organize all the opinions and analyze them until I find a satisfying solution. Sometimes, I even take a break from the issues and face them again with a more objective “head.” It will allow me to use a new approach in solving the problems.

What would be the three main career lessons that you have learned thus far?

Kathina: The first career lesson I have learned was about the importance of communication. Communication is about conveying information through exchanged thoughts, ideas and feelings. However, since communication involves more than one person, multiple interpretations of a message can happen if there is no clarity during the communication process. Effective and assertive communication is needed for a team to have the same understanding and work collaboratively towards the same goal.

The second lesson is still related to the first one. Even if information is being relayed correctly, it is possible that people forget and get lost in the middle of doing the project. This is where follow-ups with each other and writing things in notes are important. It will help us get back on the right track together.

The third lesson would be about caring for others. We all work together, face similar issues, and are in the same working environment, so we experience more or less the same thing. It is very probable that we are feeling the same thing. Even when it’s not the case, only we understand the circumstances better than outsiders. Therefore, caring for and being cared for by team members play a vital role in a workplace. 

The role of taking care and being cared for would be related to our well-being, productivity, resilience, happiness, and our private life as a person, a partner, a family member, or a parent. So, we will not only succeed in promoting life management to the public but also in our own lives.

Employee of the Month: March 2022



Name: Daniela Vuta

Position: Business Research Analyst

Division: TKI Research


What does receiving the Employee of the Month award mean to you?

Daniela: I am very honored and grateful for being part of a great team, and this nomination confirms, once again, how important it is to have both the support and the recognition of your team leader and colleagues.

What’s your favorite accomplishment so far at TKI?

Daniela: Daniela: Being part of the project team who developed the “State of Strategy Management Practice Report – 2021” is my favorite accomplishment so far. As a Senior Business Research Analyst, I had the pleasure to coordinate this primary international research study conducted by The KPI Institute from November to December 2021.

When you’re faced with a challenge at work, how do you find a solution?

When a challenge arises, I always try to figure out the real size of the problem because what I see as challenging might have a simple solution. Therefore, I dive deep into the problem, address the situation from different perspectives, brainstorm solutions, and look for feedback. When I feel overwhelmed, I always seek assistance from my team or my manager, who are always there to support me.

What would be the three main career lessons that you have learned thus far?

Daniela: Three main career lessons I have learned: be supportive, encourage, and provide meaningful feedback; ask for feedback and be open-minded in receiving criticism; and there is always something to improve or to learn. 


The last awardee in the month of March is Adiela Misan, an Account Specialist from the Finance Department, Support Division. Though she was not able to participate in the interview, she wants to extend her sincere gratitude to her colleagues for recognizing her hard work.

“I appreciate this recognition. Knowing that my work is acknowledged and appreciated by my colleagues gave me a pleasant feeling. I thank them for the understanding and support shown whenever I needed it,” said Adiela.


The KPI Institute’s Partners All Set for Face-to-Face Course Delivery in 2022

November 30th, 2021 Posted by Certification, Courses, E-learning 0 thoughts on “The KPI Institute’s Partners All Set for Face-to-Face Course Delivery in 2022”

As the world opens up, companies are trying to find their pace and place in an economy that is different from what it was two years ago. While the global health crisis changed the way organizations work, connect, and learn, it has not deterred everyone from seeking growth, connection, and new possibilities.

The KPI Institute, having conducted hundreds of training programs on strategy and performance management worldwide, remains committed to providing online and face-to-face learning opportunities that promote open communication, shared expectations, and productive interactions while aiming for safety and ease for everyone.

Together with its partners, The KPI Institute is bringing back the face-to-face delivery of its select courses in 2022. The partners that will make this possible are Vision Strategy Management, Soft Skills Consultants, and FIG Polska.

Participants will get to physically participate in the following courses:

Here are the dates for the face-to-face and live online courses to be delivered by The KPI Institute’s partners in 2022:

For more information on The KPI Institute’s partnerships and the courses to be delivered by partners for 2022, contact Cosmin Chindris, Director of Global Partnerships at The KPI Institute, via email [email protected] or mobile (WhatsApp) +40 740 963 913.

Powering the Nonprofit Sector through Agile Strategy Execution

November 3rd, 2021 Posted by Events, Press release 0 thoughts on “Powering the Nonprofit Sector through Agile Strategy Execution”

Innovation and social value creation are driving the nonprofit sector’s role in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. To help them adapt and generate momentum, The KPI Institute and the Third Sector Center for Training and Management Consultancy in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia have partnered to offer nonprofit sector professionals a premier learning experience focused on strategic planning and institutional performance. 

As part of the Third Sector’s (ADAA) Program for building experts and strategic competencies in the field of strategic planning and institutional performance of the Saudi Arabian NGOs. The KPI Institute will deliver two editions of the Certified Agile Strategy Execution Professional Course and two editions of the Certified Agile Strategy Execution Practitioner Course. The first edition will take place on December 5-9, 2021.

The courses support the three levels of (ADAA) Program, and each level has a different number of training hours: the Professional Level, the Practitioner Level, and the Expert Level. The KPI Institute’s performance management specialists will equip participants with practical knowledge, comprehensive toolkits, and a step-by-step model for improving their strategy execution framework. 

They will learn to build a robust strategy execution architecture, create a solid performance reporting system, and apply agile methodologies to managing strategic initiatives. They also have the opportunity to network with industry leaders and join a community of certified agile strategy professionals.

Some of the registered participants to date are the Charitable Foundation for Orphan Care, the Alfaisalya Women Welfare Society, the Ibtsm Association for Voluntary Dental Services, the Assem Association for Rehabilitation and Training of Orphans, the Albirr Charitable Society, and The Makkah Guests Charity.

“The (ADAA) Program is established according to the real needs and priorities of the nonprofit sector in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. It is designed to help them formulate solutions, identify strategic opportunities, and create positive outcomes,” said Eng. Saad Abdullah Al-Qurashi, the founder of  (ADAA) Program who has over 30 years of experience in management and planning.

The Third Sector’s partnership with The KPI Institute leverages expertise and leadership in their respective fields, stellar business research and analysis, and top-tier client networks.

“Through our partnership, the program participants will be able to turn concepts into impactful, innovative opportunities while developing an agile culture for their organizations,” said Cosmin Chindris, Director of Global Partnerships at The KPI Institute.


About the Third Sector Center for Training and Management Consultancy ( Headquartered in Saudi Arabia, Third Sector is a consultancy firm with an extensive experience in providing services for nonprofit institutions and solutions delivered by seasoned consultants and field experts. 

About The KPI Institute ( – The KPI Institute is a global leader in performance management and KPIs training and certification. It operates research programs in 12 practice domains, disseminates industry insights through publications and knowledge platforms, and provides support in deploying those insights through training and advisory services.



The KPI Institute
Cosmin Chindris, Director of Global Partnerships at The KPI Institute

Email: [email protected] | Mobile/WhatsApp: +40 740 963 913


Third Sector

Hatem Hamdy, Projects Manager at Third Sector Center 

Email: | Mobile/ WhatsApp : +966 56 264 8206

TKI People Awards: The KPI Institute Announces the Employee of the Month

November 2nd, 2021 Posted by Awards 0 thoughts on “TKI People Awards: The KPI Institute Announces the Employee of the Month”

The KPI Institute has announced Deofelyn Cristobal as the employee of the month for September.

The TKI People Awards series features the employees and teams recognized by The KPI Institute for going above and beyond expectations, excelling as team players, and creating a tremendous impact on the company.

Deofelyn, or Len, is the Head of Publishing at TKI. She oversees the publishing department’s operations as well as the development, production, and editing of content for publications, newsletters, and reports.

“As her being Head of Publishing, she helped a lot in developing new series for the Performance Magazine, and it was very helpful in promoting our employees. Also, she helped in developing new concepts – ContentDrive21 in such a short time. She continues to be super dedicated to what team work means, so that each project/task is completed successfully and flawlessly,” said Iulia Tutulan, Business Development Specialist at TKI.

What does receiving the Employee of the Month award mean to you?

Len: It means that as an employee, I have colleagues who make my job easy because they are generous with their time and they pour in their incredible talent each time we have a project or a task to accomplish.  It means I’m able to fulfill my responsibilities as a publishing coordinator of ContentDrive21 because Daniel Ordonez, ILMS’ head of publishing and also my co-editor in the initiative, is reliable and approaches her work with a blend of professionalism and empathy.

Daniela Vuta, Agnes Ilyes, Iulia Tutulan, Andrei Costea, Dragos Anton, and Ashwin Jeebun inspire me with their amazing ideas, creativity, and work style. I’m also grateful for our business unit manager Cristina Mihăiloaie, who doesn’t run out of insights and strategies to share with me.

What’s your favorite accomplishment so far at TKI?

Len: Coming up with new ideas and executing them — whether they’re for operations or content development — is what I like most about my job.

When you’re faced with a challenge at work, how do you find a solution?

Len: Look at the problem from different perspectives. Filter what you’ll glean from them, focus on what you need, and make a decision that will help you achieve the best result. I also believe in strengthening your most useful asset that you can use in all types of situation. It means working on yourself more than simply dwelling on the problem. Challenges at work and in life will come and go, so it’s good to have principles and skills that will keep you grounded and undeterred.

What would be the three main career lessons that you have learnt thus far?

Len: The big ones have been said many times already. But sometimes, it’s the simplest ones that help make a difference. Keep all the ideas that come your way in a folder even if they sound impossible or silly at the moment; you’ll never know when you’ll need them. How you treat your colleagues says more about you than them. Lastly, try to be comfortable with not being comfortable with yourself because that type of discomfort means you may make mistakes and learn new things at the same time.

Learning new things could be achieved through attending courses, research and reading activities, joining a community, or experiencing new challenges.

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”

KPIs production

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.

TKI People Awards: Business Development SEA Wins Team of the Quarter

September 26th, 2021 Posted by Awards 0 thoughts on “TKI People Awards: Business Development SEA Wins Team of the Quarter”

The Business Development SEA team is the recipient of the Team of the Quarter award, having demonstrated excellence and commitment to bring in extraordinary results during the second quarter of 2021.

The TKI People Awards series features the employees and teams recognized by The KPI Institute for going above and beyond expectations, excelling as team players, and creating a tremendous impact on the company.

As business development specialists, the awardees are constantly identifying opportunities for business growth, developing strategies, and nurturing client relationships.

Let’s get to know the team better.

What was the biggest accomplishment of your team this quarter?

Khesviny Vijayan Pillay: The senior members of our team have achieved more than our target during Q2, boosting the revenue of the company. What that also means to our team is we have colleagues who always share their ideas and experience on sales, encourage us to improve our communication skills, and teach us about creating business plans. They are very supportive as bearers of positivity in our team.

Kellen Adevia: Despite the distance and the pandemic, we remain united as a team. We make sure that not even one from our team is left behind. We learn and grow together as we conduct our sales activities. 

What do you like most about your team?

Khesviny: We value and appreciate each other’s contribution whether we are doing research or making plans. Each member of the team does their fair share of workload and fully understands what their responsibilities are and where they fit in. Our team’s members are more productive when they are given support and access to the necessary resources. Our manager is a good and perfect leader to us. With her help, we are able to improve our relationships with our colleagues to reduce conflicts and build a more positive environment.

Thalia Amnesti Simanjutak: My colleagues are always giving useful insights and ready to help me since I am new in the team. They  create a safe space for us to give our opinions and cheer for members who are reaching milestones and sealing achievements. As a team, we encourage each other to continue growing and to perform at their best at all times.

Kellen: I really appreciate the supportive culture of the team. Despite all our differences and personal goals, the team manages to work together, be there for each other, and reach for success as one.

Nurulain Zainal: My team is creative, enthusiastic, and unique.

Describe one of the challenges you were able to overcome this quarter. How were you able to overcome it as a team?

Khesviny: Whenever I face challenges in getting leads, my team is always there to guide me. They motivate me and show me how to improve my communication skills and overall methodology. As our team tries to engage the SEA market, we make sure we have a proper plan for exploring new opportunities. 

Thalia: I can’t say that I’ve learned our team’s activities and objectives overnight. It took me a while to even close my first registration. Luckily, I belong to a team that never hesitates to share their knowledge, insights, and time. Now, we are in Q3, and I look forward to contributing more to the team and the company.

Kellen: Personally, I find adapting to my new work as my biggest challenge. But my team has been very encouraging and resourceful when it comes to guiding me since day one. I can always turn to them for advice and insights. Adjusting to my role also becomes easier because in our team,  everyone is welcome to express their opinions and ideas. It also helps that my manager demonstrates good leadership skills. 

Nurulain: We managed to get through another lockdown. We make sure our team is achieving progress and supporting each other. With this, we are able to improve our own sales activities while learning together. 

For more information on The KPI Institute’s products and services, contact Sasikala Annamalai, Head of Business Development SEA, via [email protected] or +60 12 591 1366 and +60 16 660 5117.

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