Strategic Measurement

Strategic Measurement examines the role of key performance indicators (KPIs) as a leadership tool. As a growing number of companies avail themselves of new metrics, new data sources, and new measurement tools, how are leaders using these new measurement activities to create organizational alignment and advance strategic objectives? A key, cross-cutting theme is to develop a deeper understanding of best practices around KPIs: What distinguishes KPIs from other metrics? How many KPIs should leadership focus on? How can KPIs be used to effect, rather than assess, change?

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Measure Your KPI Alignment

A new MIT SMR study measured the role of KPIs in aligning an organization toward its objectives. Three categories emerged: Measurement Leaders, Measurement Capable, and Measurement Challenged. Take this self-assessment to uncover challenges and opportunities based on your score — and find out what group you are in.