management team is always asking how we compare to other companies
within our location or industry. How can I get that information?”
to say, there are many reputable firms offering benchmarking services
for those organizations who want to obtain reliable data on a regular
basis. There are times, however, when you would like to benchmark
specific processes or obtain specific metrics from a very select
group of companies.
Associates can develop a benchmark process appropriate to your needs,
conduct the benchmarking, and provide a report of the results. This
benchmarking may take the form of a company sponsored study (one
company pays for the study and solicits participants who provide
their input and receive a copy of a summary report at no charge)
or an industry / location group survey (members of the group split
the cost of the survey and receive copies of the report – participation
is limited to members of the group).