Tag Archives: benchmarking

Your cheatsheet for why league tables are total balls

Public Sector bodies waste huge amounts of money on total balls. One of the most futile are the self-created league tables of performance indicators, showing where their organisation is on sorted lists against other similar organisations. Even though the government got rid … Continue reading

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How to NAIL it!

You read a management book about the latest thing. It makes out you can do all-sorts of wondrous things like this… But when you try and do it in your workplace it doesn’t quite turn out like it did in … Continue reading

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How to be Topp

“You don’t eat to be “the best” taster the world, don’t take a stroll to be “the best” stroller in the world, don’t push buttons in an elevator to be the best button pusher in the world. So if you … Continue reading

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Burning a snot omelette

Here’s something, it is an online data visualisation tool, if you will. And Ofsted are sure you really will. It allows “people to analyse inspection data in a simple and visual way; you can compare and contrast performance in inspections … Continue reading

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Zombie Deming eats his own arse in frustration at it all

Oh dear. With Zombie Deming on the hunt “sharing good practice” is as dangerous to the integrity of your skull as rubbing raw liver on your head and sticking it in a lions cage. Can we guess the thinking behind … Continue reading

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see-saw

Benchmarking: I know with complete certainty it’s a pile of poo, but I’ve never actually seen any done. I’m not sure it ever actually happens.  Does it exist? Is it like coaches of tourists going to Loch Ness to see … Continue reading

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Olympabollox

BREAKING NEWS! The Olympics has been rocked by a doping scandal! People have been turning themselves into big fat dopes by polluting their minds with toxins in an attempt to try and improve performance! No, not another athlete caught using … Continue reading

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