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Measurement Matters
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Measurement Matters

How Effective Assessment Drives Business and Safety Performance

Brooks Carder, Patrick Ragan

PDF, 232 pages, Published 2004
ISBN: 978-0-87389-634-4
Item Number: E1221

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  • Medical Devices
  • Quality Management
  • Chemical
  • Measurement
  • Manufacturing
  • Biomedical
  • Change Management
  • Safety


Many organizations still operate with an all-too-familiar polarization between managers and employees. The work of employees is checked, measured, audited, and rechecked. Incentive programs, quotas, and evaluations are doggedly adhered to. And often, as a result, resources are wasted, morale plummets, and defects actually increase. Why exactly does this system continue to run amok? What is an effective alternative? By installing an effective assessment process that successfully measures employee performance without impeding production, the organization can become more efficient and employee satisfaction increases.

Measurement Matters builds on the principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, as well as the life experiences of both authors, to create a unique, proven approach to effecting positive change in organizations and individuals. This book is full of entertaining, eye-opening examples we can all relate to that combine human psychology with hard data to prove there is a better way. By implementing positive change, and properly measuring and assessing the progress, an organization and its employees can grow and prosper.

PRAISE FOR Measurement Matters

"Measurement Matters by Carder and Ragan is a book that should be read by practitioners interested in understanding and improving the underlying factors that affect the safety, health and environmental performance of firms."

- Isadore (Irv) Rosenthal, Senior Fellow
Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center
Nominated by President Clinton, and confirmed
by the Senate, to a five-year position as a
member of the National Chemical Safety and
Hazards Investigation Board in 1998.