Rhythm Blog | KPI

by Patrick Thean and the Rhythm Team

5 Reasons Why You Need KPIs (Infographic)

Jessica Wishart Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Measuring the right Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is vital to the health and success of your business. However, when we onboard new clients, we find that some of them are uncertain about what they should be measuring and how they can use these powerful tools.

KPIs are more than numbers you report out weekly - they enable you to understand the performance and health of your business so that you can make critical adjustments in your execution to achieve your strategic goals. Knowing and measuring the right KPIs will help you achieve results faster.

25 KPI Examples For Manufacturing Companies

Jessica Wishart Mon, Oct 9, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Because Rhythm acts as a framework for pulling together into one single system many improvement initiatives and management tools that are popular among manufacturing companies, many of our most successful clients come from this industry. One area that our clients come to us for help with is determining the right KPIs (Key Performance Indicators).  Some are not sure where to start, and many are measuring so many things that their metrics are just noise, not driving action or change.

3 KPIs for A Successful Team

Alicia Croke Tue, Oct 3, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Every week you sit down with your team and discuss what you need to get done to be effective. How often do you enter the meeting dreading it or leave it feeling burnt out? When you meet with your team, you should focus on fixing problems and not statusing your projects. At Rhythm Systems, we use a few KPIs religiously at our weekly adjustment meetings. Check them out below!

33 KPI Examples to Measure Productivity & Prevent Organizational Drag

Melissa Enriquez Thu, Jun 15, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

According to a recent article I read in Harvard Business Review, "most employees want to be productive, but the organization too often gets in their way. Our research indicates that the average company loses more than 20% of its productive capacity — more than a day each week — to what we call 'organizational drag,' the structures and processes that consume valuable time and prevent people from getting things done."

The article continued to say that "people have huge amounts of discretionary energy that they could devote to their work, but many are not sufficiently inspired to do so. Virtually every employee can bring more to their job, but many don’t invest the additional ingenuity and creativity that they could. Inspired employees bring more discretionary energy to their work every day. As a result, they are 125% more productive than an employee who is merely satisfied. Stated differently, one inspired employee can produce as much as 2.25 satisfied employees."

Wow! I was stunned by this data!

Using Red-Yellow-Green Success Criteria: Real World Examples That Are SMART

Tiffany Chepul Mon, May 8, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Each KPI and Priority should have clearly defined success criteria. What is success? What is failure? Discuss, debate and agree as a team.

KPIs: We Know WHAT to Measure…Now, HOW Do We Measure It?

Tiffany Chepul Thu, Apr 20, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Lately, I've been working with clients who are just getting started on their KPIs. They are deciding what to measure and who owns the results. They are also making sure they have a good mix of leading indicators and results indicators across all 4 categories (employees, customers, revenue, and processes). That's the easy part. The "how" to measure is where it gets tricky and where lots of teams get stuck. As they set out to figure out how they will measure these areas, there are a few principles that everyone has to agree to for consistency.

5 Things Your Boss Expects You to Know About KPIs (Video)

Alicia Croke Wed, Mar 8, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

So you just started your new job, and your boss sits you down to talk about your KPIs. He says, "Yeah, we are gonna measure your performance based on these, so hopefully you do a great job!"

After your busy first day, you realize you are completely lost when it comes to your KPIs.

He gave you a plan all laid out, but you still need some guidance as you start your new job.

It's Better to be Unemployed than In a Job You Hate

Alicia Croke Thu, Mar 2, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Your job is important - it's where you spend most of your waking hours. So when the Australian National University recently released a study about how your employment affects your mental health, I was interested.

According to the study, it is better to have no job at all than to have a bad job. "Those who moved into optimal jobs showed significant improvement in mental health compared to those who remained unemployed. Those respondents who moved into poor-quality jobs showed a significant worsening in their mental health compared to those who remained unemployed."

The 10 Best Employee Engagement KPIs (Video)

Tiffany Chepul Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

After recently reviewing hundreds of 2017 Annual and Q1 plans, I can say without a doubt that improving employee engagement seems to be top of mind for everyone this year. How on earth do you keep today's dynamic and diverse employees happy, engaged and productive? It's the million dollar question.

According to Gallup, companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147%. Gallup also concluded that 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged. So, how do you know if your company is on the right side of those statistics?

Marketing KPI Examples for a Great Year

Alicia Croke Thu, Jan 19, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Recently, our marketing team sat down and talked about our annual plan for 2017. Marketing departments have many campaigns they focus on throughout the year, so we broke our campaigns down over four quarters. We track our campaign performance over four main drivers: emails, website design, social media, and SEO. We break those down into team KPIs and then even further down into individual KPIs for team members.

I thought I would share just a few KPI examples from our session. In addition to using to our own handy KPI guide for help, we did source some of our KPIs from Hubspot and Impact Branding. The two areas I will focus on are email performance and Social Media.

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