Significance of a Performance Benchmark

by Aiden Goh Author
When it comes to comparing your business in terms of its overall performance with that of your close competitors, performance benchmarking tools play a vital role in it.  A benchmarking platform helps a business to measure its effectiveness against the key players in the market. It is a must-have for a company in case they want to subject its core operations to continuous improvements.

A controlled study was carried out by LNS research and MESA International recently. The study focused on the correlations and trends in performance benchmarking that plays a vital role when one is looking for ways to enhance a business. The sample for the survey consisted of more than 300 executives and leaders. The goal was to study the results in a broader sense and diversity played a crucial role in keeping the results unbiased.

The result of the survey was clear where nearly 50 percent executives said they have no plans to do performance benchmarking in their firm. 20 percent said they are yet to participate and the remaining 30 percent came clear that they are using the tools. It is safe to say that nearly half of the world’s businesses are yet to taste the efficacy of performance benchmarking tools.

Here are a few reasons that make performance benchmarking a necessity:

It Helps You Understand Where Exactly Your Firm Stands in The Market

When you better understand the performance of your company and its overall operations, you can truly catch a glimpse of its position in the market. If the goal of your company at present is to come up with the exact numbers of failed marketing campaigns, performance benchmarking is your only way. It also helps you to get a better idea of the current trends in the market. By having the inside scoop, you can better design your future marketing campaigns both online and offline.

It Helps You to Compare The Performance Metrics Between The Different Sectors/Levels in Your Own Firm:

Performance benchmarking doesn’t necessarily mean that one should have in-depth knowledge about competitive intelligence. In case of companies that are distributed and large, performance benchmarking involves focusing on key performance indicators. When one focuses on the KPIs of their organization, they can better understand why a particular product, employee, level or campaign is underperforming.

It Helps You to Zero Down on The Non-Performing Levels/Individuals of Your Company: 

Without the help of performance benchmarking tools, it will be next to impossible for a large conglomerate to figure out which level in the firm is underperforming and why. Performance benchmarking is the only way you can get your hands on a comprehensive report where you have a detailed overview of your workforce/businesses. It is a great tool if you want to keep an eye on the overall conditions of your product lines, business units and current projects. In case a particular segment, product line or even an employee is not performing up to your expectations, you can find new ways to make sure they are back to their peak potential in no time.


The efficacy and importance of performance benchmarking might come as a new topic for veteran players but it is not the same for contemporary entrepreneurs. They understand that there are several benefits of performance benchmarking. With globalization and the ever-increasing reach of the internet, the market is more competitive now than ever. It makes the tool as invaluable for a business as its workforce.

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About Aiden Goh Innovator   Author

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