The marketplace is dynamic. So how are we doing?
Benchmarks and Scoreboards
When KMI lays out a plan for you, we find it extremely exciting to develop benchmarks along the way. We imagine, "At this point in time, we'll be here!" and we point to specific progress in our plan.
You see, benchmarks serve as huge indicators that you are on the right path. And they alert you early if missteps have been made along the way.
Each benchmark steps you closer to achieving your big audacious goal. Exciting, right?
With each benchmark achieved, we score!
Our competitive spirit kicks in.
We learn and adapt, practice and play...and use our best abilities to "leave it all out on the field!" And win.
It's always beneficial to review the plays, scrutinize what went well and what could have gone better.
Metrics give us insights into the impact our actions and programs really have. It enables us to prepare for even bigger strategic moves.
Lessons from the field
The playing field is constantly changing.
Robyn's father was a farmer from way back, and he would tell her how he cut hay at high noon in the bright sun. Why? Because it was the optimal time and resulted in hay that stayed fresher longer.
She says, "Dad would tell me, 'Make hay while the sun shines.' It's a metaphor to me now, and advice I live by. Conditions change. Markets shift. It's important to identify your organization's 'high noon' now. What's the absolute best way for you to do business today?"
Metrics help map the course.