Overall goal of these vocational trainings :
learn to compare our results with those of other similar companies,
BUT without knowing each other !
Each one enriches the other ones, everyone wins.
This improves the strategy, decisions,
Those who succeed are those who know
and the information system.
"to organize themselves"
rely on it
This is a revolution in GOVERNANCE.
BENCHMARKING IS FABULOUS ;
WHY AND HOW TO USE IT ?
- THE OLD SOLUTION
To look oneself, to try to improve is totally ineffective.
"A candle does not illuminate its own base" (BOUDHA)
- FIRST MYTH : we are the best
We ignore each other.
We refuse to look at what the other one is.
We do not look how it does what we do.
When they act (or think) differently from us, we laugh with mild contempt.
We become blind to what is not "us", what is not "our method".
- SECOND MYTH : stay isolated, barricaded
The other will get us nothing, since we do not have the wisdom to go investigate him.
We are bringing nothing to the other, since we do not have the modesty to open our doors.
- THE MODERN SOLUTION
"You have to rub your brain to the brains of others" (MONTAIGNE).
YOU MUST COMPARE TO OTHERS
We must compare similar things, but in different environments.
see they use two square meters per employee, and we use five.
Analyze the set of advantages and disadvantages of this difference, for him, for us.
In the short term, and especially in the long term.
Not with only one other comparator, but by large quantities.
For example: how many square meters per employee in our two hundred offices / facilities in Paris, London, Quito, Bamako, Nairobi, Oslo ?
MAKING THE DECISION OF COMPARING EVERYTHING
Not only the square meters, but also durations, timing, amounts of water or electricity needed to do this and that.
Make clouds statistical points, see the "big trend" and see where we are, there.
Faire des nuages de points statistiques, voir « la grande tendance » et voir où nous sommes, nous.
Learn from it : who is right? it's us or the others ?
BENCHMARKING IS A GREAT TOOL FOR REFLECTION
It enables better decisions of the General Management.
You learn how to do this anonymously : nobody knows "who are the other ones".
It works better that way, since he who tells "his way", knows that this information will be very useful to the tools users group.
But we will not know who gave the information.
There is always 7 different similarities,
at least !