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Performance Insights: Corporate Philosophy in Japanese companies

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Corporate Philosophy in Japanese companies

As I review organizational identities, I found it interesting that the Corporate / Company Philosophy is often used by Japanese companies as a tool to present corporate identities. On Japanese companies’ websites, this term appears much more frequent than tools such as Values, Vision, Mission . Comparatively, this concept is seldom seen on company websites from other parts of the world.

Performance Insights: From east to west – differences in organizational purposeful identity

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Corporate Spirit Many organizations from around the world present their purposeful identities to the general public through by using tools such as vision, mission and value statements. As part of a review of the content of such statements conducted for the purposefulIdentity.com research program, I came across some interesting preliminary findings.

Good practice in performance management – systems, tools and culture

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Performance systems, tools and culture

smartKPIs.com Performance Architect update 34/2010

Oftentimes I am asked for advice on how to do performance management right. A very relevant question, as it is easier to make mistakes in deploying performance management practices rather than to get it right. Clarifying terminology and understanding the context of each entity is important in designing good performance architecture that fits its environment and cultural dynamics.

Learning from practice – A brief history of performance measurement

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Performance measurement history

smartKPIs.com Performance Architect update 31/2010

Measurement is in the realm of mathematics. It is about keeping track, about establishing dimensions. Some of the earliest measurement activities in human history track back to 35,000 B.C. (Lebombo bone) and 9,000-6,500 B.C. (Ishango bone). Researchers consider them the first measurement tools in human history used for measuring intervals of time.

From performance management for control to performance management for learning

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Learning vs Control in Performance Management

smartKPIs.com Performance Architect update 28/2010

The following is an excerpt from a conference paper presented at the 2009 Performance Measurement Association Conference in Dunedin, New Zealand. An edited version of the paper was published in the Measuring Business Excellence Journal in 2010 (vol. 14, No. 1), under the title: “Rediscovering performance management: Systems, learning and integration“.

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