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'Some people consider that it is not possible for an organisation to exist without performance indicators' Discuss.

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University Degree Human Resource Management

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Organisational Accounting & Control; Coursework/Essay.

Rajiv Y. Tanna

25/01/03

Dr. Derek E. Purdy

University of Reading

a) 'Some people consider that it is not possible for an organisation to exist without performance indicators' Discuss.

b) 'Outline your own types of performance indicators that could be used in a school and indicate any problems with these'.

a) I agree with the statement that it is not possible for an organisation to exist without performance indicators.

According to Smith, performance indicators "facilitate estimation of the production function confronting the organisation, so that best practice can be identified and achievable targets set." According to Bartol and Martin, an organisation is "two or more persons engaged in a systematic effort to produce goods or services."

Organising is "the process of allocating and arranging human and nonhuman resources so that plans can be carried out successfully". By making use of performance indicators, central management is therefore able to assess the productivity and efficiency of each division or department in an organisation. It is important to note that divisional profitability is a very important figure to look at in order to assess how effectively

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