Tag Archive for: measurement

Measuring Alignment

03 Jul
July 3, 2014 In the final of my series on alignment, I’ll be looking at how you – as learning and development professionals – can measure alignment within your business. Measuring alignment within your business In my previous posts on this topic I’ve outlined how alignment can be achieved through clarity, consistency and commitment.  In this post I’ll look at how you actually go about measuring alignment in your business.  Although measurement can be carried out in a number of ways, for optimum Read more [...]

Big Data and data blindness

05 Dec
December 5, 2013 Big Data is a very hot topic right now and I’ve written about this previously [1], [2], [3] and [4].  In this short post I’d like to talk a little about the real issue of ‘data blindness’ and the consequences it has for all of us. ‘Data blindness’ isn’t the proper word for what I’m about to describe – but it does a good job, in that some of us will see data in a different way to others. Let me explain.  As any parent knows, you never have an ugly baby because in your eyes Read more [...]

Don’t do data distortion!

31 Oct
October 31, 2013 Do we really understand the basics about data – or are we comfortable to unknowingly distort data?  In a previous post I wrote about how the People Professionals - Learning & Development, Talent and HR – need to understand data before they try and make big decisions based on Big Data. In this brief post I want to show just how easy it is – even for professionals – to get their data muddled – to distort data. Story On Monday 21st October 2013 – and after much debate – it Read more [...]

Want to understand big data? Then try understanding little data first

22 Aug
August 22, 2013 Big data is the current hot topic, but is it a case of "Here we go again?"  The next learning and development bandwagon is up and rolling and this time the wheels have been attached to big data.  We’re being told that we’ve got to concentrate on big data; we’ve got to learn about it and we’ve got to embrace it (so some would say), but what’s the point of trying to grapple with big data when most of the people profession can’t really get their heads around small data! In this post Read more [...]

Measuring moments that matter

14 Mar
March 14, 2013 There’s an old management mantra that states “What gets measured gets managed.”  This is also akin to the saying “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”  Either way, it’s clear that having some form of metrics, measures or KPIs can be a good thing. When he was at Princeton, Einstein had a sign hanging over his office which read, “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” As Einstein suggested, it’s possible to Read more [...]