WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF YOUR CHOSEN INDICATOR(S)?
The answer to this question will guide what actions you will need to take once the indicator is chosen and implemented.
Yes, indicators are powerful measuring tools – but dealing with the “next steps” from what the results show is important as well.
Consider these questions to get a sense of the implications of your chosen indicator(s):
- Is the system understood well enough so that any issues can be addressed effectively?
- If this implication is not considered, then these issues can only be identified, and thus either cannot be addressed, or may be poorly addressed.
- What are the chances that the results will cause lead to unexpected incentives or unintentional consequences?
- Can the indicator monitor the issue often enough so that investigation and action can be taken before the issue is revisited?