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Benchmarking has been around for a long time. It became popular in the late 1980s when organisations using the process demonstrated its benefits by achieving significant breakthroughs in performance.
Benchmarking is based on a philosophy of continuous improvement, where everyone is encouraged to improve the way things are done. It provides a systematic way of studying business practices and learning from other organisations.
Benchmarking can be internal (i.e. within the organisation) or external (within the same or different industries, with competitors or non-competitors). The main reasons why organisations undertake benchmarking are t
Process benchmarking is the focus of this booklet. It involves benchmarking a process (i.e. a set of linked activities or tasks) with another organisation that has a similar process.
The Benchmarking Skill Builder covers:
1. Measure - discussing the fundamentals of benchmarking
2. Match - using the right people to benchmark the right process
3. Model - deciding the goals and mapping the process
4. Manage - using your 'benchmark partner' to determine best practice comparisons
5. Maintain - action planning the results to strive for
6. Monitor - ensuring performance targets and strategies to meet them are on track
What are Skill Builders?
These short, sharp and succinct resources provide best practice thinking on a range of key topics and are currently available in 40 titles. Skill Builders are 12 page black and white booklets printed on 140gsm paper and hole-punched for easy insertion into a 3-ring binder. They are designed to provide a practical method for improving skills and focus on explaining the main steps in the process. On the back page of each booklet, a template illustrates how the process fits together for practical and immediate application.
What can Skill Builders be used for?
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