Too Busy To Benchmark? Why You’re Asking For It!

Karina Keith

Not benchmarking your best practices will get you in hot water Are you too busy to benchmark? Most will likely say, yes! However, if we …

hot waterNot benchmarking your best practices will get you in hot water

Are you too busy to benchmark? Most will likely say, yes! However, if we implement significant change without benchmarking, we’re asking for it. identifies benchmarking as a systematic process for identifying and implementing best or better practices. Best or better always sounds good to me!

Why waste time benchmarking? It’s a great business improvement tool. You need to know where you stand before you can map out your strategy for future growth. It’s an opportunity to learn, to compare, and to grow, as well as a great opportunity for feedback. Still not convinced? Check out these blogs that will have you prioritizing benchmarking at the top of the list.

Sales benchmarking for all seasons
Are you used to hearing about benchmarking in the manufacturing world or with companies that have full time six-sigma black belt staffers? The author of this blog does a good job at giving our head a shake to remind us why benchmarking is crucial outside the manufacturing world with real life examples of using it in a sales environment. Innovation and continuous improvement remain the name of the game.

Benchmarking: There is no single best way!
This blog gets straight to the point of providing tips to ensure your benchmarking success. Thought provoking questions fill the blog to ensure your benchmarking project is heading in the right direction. One of my faves, when gathering data ‘test the questionnaire for clarity’. We always do this at CornerStone Dynamics and it’s amazing how some people interpret things differently than you’d planned. It’s an easy step, but often skipped due to time pressures.

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Karina Keith is a consultant with CornerStone Dynamics Inc. 'Katching up with Karina' blogs focus on the top web finds for the month. Aligning project goals along with truly understanding what motivates people to get their jobs done is what Karina does best.

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