How Do You Calculate ROI?

Mills Scofield

Return on Investment (ROI), or the measurement of how effectively something will pay for itself, is a classic business metric. Never being one for convention, I’ve been experimenting with variations on the ROI theme, namely, the idea of ROI mpact (ROI m ).

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What is the ROI of your employees?

Coaching Tip

ROI (Return on Investment) is a measurement few companies know about and seldom measure. If you were to ask, most have no answer because the ROI calculation is only for the items the company considers assets.

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What’s the ROI on Your Leadership Capital?

Next Level Blog

The science of economics is often described as being about the division and allocation of scarce resources. Any leader has been through a corporate budgeting or capital allocation process has experienced this first hand.

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Leadership Benefits: Self-Awareness and ROI

CoachStation

Does self-awareness and an understanding of leadership impact really matter to organisations? Nearly all managers and people in leadership roles believe they make a difference. In some cases, this is true. In reality however, the evidence continues to demonstrate that leaders overstate their value and influence. One of the core traits observed in the best leaders I have worked with is self-awareness. This is tightly linked to a willingness to be honest with themselves as well as others.

How to measure the ROI of your process improvement

Chartered Management Institute

AlixPartners director Andrew Csicsila suggested that whilst 85% of companies in their study were undertaking a form of process improvement, a surprising number had no measurable ROI to determine if it was working or not. Step 3 - Turn these figures into a bottom-line ROI.

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We know about “ROI,” and “ROL” …Maybe we need to focus on “ROM – Return on Mistakes” (Reflecting on Chipotle’s Latest Travails)

First Friday Book Synopsis

The traditional one, of course, is “ROI – Return on Investment.” Every company in our research experienced significant… Read More We know about “ROI,” and “ROL” …Maybe we need to focus on “ROM – Return on Mistakes” (Reflecting on Chipotle’s Latest Travails). Time for a new “Return on…” consideration. And Jim Collins wrote about our “ROL – Return on Luck” in his book Great by Choice.

Employee Productivity Improvement Project ROI Calculation.

Strategy Driven

Tweets that mention Employee Productivity Improvement Project ROI Calculation | StrategyDriven -- Topsy.com says: January 26, 2011 at 1:38 am [.] StrategyDriven effective executives, efficient employees Home About The StrategyDriven Organization Our Company Our Contributors Karen K. Juliano Howard T. Dickens Jr. Lucas D. Ives Sharon Drew Morgen Hank Moore Jamie P.

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Where Did The Money Go? — Making Project Benefits Happen

Crossderry Blog

” Filed under: PMO Tagged: benefits realization , business case , ROI , Value Management. PMO benefits realization business case ROI Value ManagementOK, you saved your receipts. You may be able to show what you spent it on. But can you really show what you got for it?

Gary Vaynerchuk on the ROI of Community: “What’s the ROI of Your Mother?”

Managing Communities

photo credit: kastner I’m a fan of both Jason Calacanis and Gary Vaynerchuk and Jason recently had Gary on his show, This Week in Startups. It’s an hour long, but if you are an entrepreneur or if believe in social business or online community, put aside some time. The clip is embedded below (warning: expletives). [.]. Thinking

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Leaders Affect Training ROI

Lead Change Blog

Leaders Affect Training ROI. Posted in Best of Blogs Series [link] Kevin Eikenberry (@KevinEikenberry, Web) posted a creative, objective and thoughtful post over on Smartblog on Leadership today entitled 7 Ways Leaders Affect Training’s Return on Investment. Kevin introduces the idea that there are four groups of people responsible for the success of any training and he refers to these as the legs of a chair. [.]

The Most Common Mistake People Make In Calculating ROI

Harvard Business Review

But before anyone writes a check, you need to calculate the return on investment (ROI) by comparing the expected benefits with the costs. Analyzing ROI isn’t always as simple as it sounds and there’s one mistake that many managers make: confusing cash and profit.

Calculating the ROI of Customer Engagement

Harvard Business Review

A more sophisticated understanding of engagement allows community managers to effectively influence and change it, and even to calculate an ROI for engagement. This is where we start to formulate a ROI for engagement. Juan Díaz-Faes for HBR.

Comparing the ROI of Content Marketing and Native Advertising

Harvard Business Review

To answer this question, we at Fractl, a content marketing firm, collaborated with Moz to survey over 30 agencies specializing in content marketing about content formats and the metrics they use to track ROI.

A Workshop Alone Isn’t Enough

Kevin Eikenberry

Communication Leadership Leadership Communication Learning Training application coaching tele-coaching Training ROIEven though most people would say we are in the training business, we don’t see it that way. Yes, we deliver training, and so we are intimately aware of both the benefits and the limitations of that method of transferring skills and knowledge. There are many benefits training can provide. Here are just a few: [.].

A Better Way to Calculate the ROI of Your Marketing Investment

Harvard Business Review

Traditionally, marketers calculate the ROI of a marketing investment by measuring how much sales increased in its aftermath. It began by simply allocating resources to each touch point as a direct function of its marginal ROI.

Online tools target training ROI

Chartered Management Institute

Learning and Development (L&D) and training initiatives clearly fulfil ‘soft’ objectives, such as employee engagement, but it’s crucial now to ensure that investments in these areas give something more tangible back to the business. With this in mind, CMI has developed two new management tools so businesses can check that they are training people in the skills they need, and then reap the maximum reward from that training. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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Not All Metrics Are Created Equal

N2Growth Blog

Quantitative Return Drivers: Metrics such as Return on Assets (ROA), Return on Equity (ROE), Return on Investment (ROI), Return on Cash (cash-on-cash), and Return on Human Capital (ROHC) will give you more useful information than the static calculations mentioned above.

GC16: Can Gamified Wellness Deliver a Winning ROI? | with Josh Stevens of Keas

Engaging Leader

The post GC16: Can Gamified Wellness Deliver a Winning ROI? employers offer a workplace wellness program, they don’t seem to actually be saving much money for employers … in fact, it suggests that most of the reported claims on ROI for workplace wellness are hype provided by vendors.

10 Ways to Make Sure Training Sticks

Great Leadership By Dan

behavior change development plans IDPs reinforcement ROI training I recently asked readers to submit their burning leadership development questions. Those that get picked for a post will receive a free copy of my eBook. This question from Sheryl : “My staff and I have been trained on different communication and learning styles. How do we keep from falling into the same habits and keep what we’ve learned in use?”

Employee Appreciation Can Do Wonders for Employee Engagement, ROI – Talent Management magazine

Chart Your Course

Appreciating Employees Can Do Wonders for Engagement, ROI. ” Contintued… via Appreciating Employees Can Do Wonders for Engagement, ROI – Talent Management magazine. The post Employee Appreciation Can Do Wonders for Employee Engagement, ROI – Talent Management magazine appeared first on Leadership Speaker | Employee Engagement | Gregory Smith: Chart Your Course International.

How to get ridiculously cool testimonials

Rajesh Setty

To be fair, it costs some paper and some crayons and the ROI for that investment is huge, don’t you think? Main Page Marketing cool five guys marketing roi testimonialsIf you walk into a Five Guys restaurant, you might see a notice board.

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What if you can get an ROI on Money & Impact?

Mills Scofield

A different way to calculate ROI - on LinkedIn. Culture Impact Innovation Investment Leadership Outcome Output ROI StrategyReturn on Investment and Impact are not mutually exclusive - they are mutually reinforcing.

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Return on Learning: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Return on Learning: Training for High Performance at Accenture Donald Vanthournout, Tad Waddington, and other members of Accenture’s Capability Development Team Agate B2 (2006) How Accenture achieved an ROI of 353% on its commitment to enterprise learning, February 12, 2008 To the best of my knowledge, this book offers the single best source for information [.].

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3 Reasons to Invest in YOU

Dave Bratcher

ROI is measurable – We always want to know what the return on investment (ROI) is going to be, but when the investment is made in you then we know where the return will be found. Leadership #leadership John Maxwell John Maxwell Team L2 leadership Learn Lead Minute with Maxwell ROI This Friday, [ find a location near you ] people from around the country will have an opportunity to learn from John Maxwell and a couple of special guests.

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New Prescription Drug Increases Employee Productivity by as Much as 25%!!

Great Leadership By Dan

ROI productivity coaching managers coaching manager-led development employee development development plans Sorry, but there is no new prescription drug. That was just a sensational, misleading headline to get your attention.

Jeff Weiner on “The Highest ROI Management Tool in Business”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Inc Intuit Inc Jeff Weiner LinkedIn Malaria No More Reid Hoffman The Highest ROI Management Tool in Business The highest ROI management tool that is available to everyone and costs essentially nothing and is a proven driver of workplace productivity: gratitude Warner Bros Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania Windsor Digital Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn.

The Prime Solution: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Prime Solution: Close the Value Gap, Increase Margins, and Win the Complex Sale Jeff Thull Kaplan Publishing (2005) Many of the same core concepts in this book were previously discussed in Thull’s Mastering the Complex Sale: How to Compete and Win When the Stakes are High! However, what we have here is a much [.].

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What if you can get an ROI on Money & Impact?

Mills Scofield

A different way to calculate ROI - on LinkedIn. Return on Investment and Impact are not mutually exclusive - they are mutually reinforcing. Culture Innovation Leadership Strategy

Leadership Development "Moneyball"

Great Leadership By Dan

statistics ROI leadership development research studies This post was originally published in SmartBrief on Leadership 7/25/2013: “Moneyball” was a book and movie based on Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane and his use of statistics (sabermetrics, to be precise) to get the most production out of his team by spending the least amount of money. Here’s some statistics on leadership development based on what I’d consider highly credible research.

How to Measure the Impact of Your High Potential Strategy

Great Leadership By Dan

I’d say metrics are an important part of a high potential strategy, but just don’t waste your time measuring meaningless minutia or conducting complicated ROI studies that are impossible to prove. ROI metrics measurement leadership development hipos high potentials succession planning

Return on Influence, the New ROI

Harvard Business Review

So I came up with ROI - Return on Influence. Three years ago, I invented a social media metric. I'd be lying if I said this was a divinely inspired event. I did it because it was necessary. Here's the story: Three years ago, I was prepping for a meeting where I hoped to convince a major CPG brand that my celebrity client was more influential in social media than other celebrities, and therefore they should invest their dollars in my proposed "social media endorsement deal."

“Scenes from the underground….”

First Friday Book Synopsis

36 exceptional photos Bangkok (Thailand) Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images Khao Sam Roi Yot national park King Chulalongkorn Kuha Karuhas pavilion located inside the Phraya Nakhon cave The Atlantic magazine the grand-father of current King Bhumibol AdulyadejCaves and tunnels have always been part of human life. We’ve grown more adept at shaping these underground shelters and passages over the millennia, and today we dig for hundreds of reasons.

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The ROI of Business Coaching

Six Disciplines

What is the ROI of executive coaching? reported that a survey of executives from large (mostly FORTUNE 1000) companies found that those who had participated in a coaching program characterized the ROI to be in the order of 6:1. And while the ROI seems strong, what about the rest of the organization? Executive coaching has become as accepted (in Fortune 1000 businesses) as sports coaching is on the athletic field. Manchester Inc.

Moving on from ROI to ROE, a Return on Empathy

Strategy Driven

Business has always concentrated on Return on Investment (ROI) as the primary metric to calculate success. You just finished reading Moving on from ROI to ROE, a Return on Empathy ! The post Moving on from ROI to ROE, a Return on Empathy appeared first on StrategyDriven.

The ROI of Performance Excellence Programs

Six Disciplines

We''re often asked by prospective clients about the ROI of the Six Disciplines program. Six Disciplines® is a total performance excellence program. By integrating a proven best-practices methodology and innovative Outlook software, we help you to build an effective culture of continuous improvement, enabling you to achieve predictable and measurable growth. .

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WEadership Practice #5: Add Unique Value

Lead Change Blog

Community Involvement Leadership Development commons community leaders Leadership measure public good ROI social good Unique Value work workforcePosted in Community Involvement Leadership Development This post is the fifth in a series that began here summarizing the findings of a one-year study of workforce leadership.

The ROI of Performance Excellence Programs

Six Disciplines

We're often asked by prospective clients about the ROI of the Six Disciplines program. Six Disciplines® is a total performance excellence program. By integrating a proven best-practices methodology and innovative Outlook software, we help you to build an effective culture of continuous improvement, enabling you to achieve predictable and measurable growth. .

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How to Get the Most Benefit from an Executive Development Program

Great Leadership By Dan

Why does participant A get a 200% ROI, yet participant B only gets 20%? More energy = more learning = more ROI. If you follow these tips, you’ll double, triple, or quadruple your ROI. execututive development program executive education ROI leadership development programs training program

The ROI of Performance Excellence Programs

Six Disciplines

We're often asked by prospective clients about the ROI of the Six Disciplines program. Six Disciplines® is a total performance excellence program. By integrating a proven best-practices methodology and innovative Outlook software, we help you to build an effective culture of continuous improvement, enabling you to achieve predictable and measurable growth. .

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The ROI of Playing the Fool

C-Level Strategies

About Lisa Petrilli Twitter, LinkedIN, EMAIL Lisa Speaking Hire Lisa RSS The ROI of Playing the Fool 11 Jul It was a hot, August morning that I found myself traipsing across the beautiful campus lined with old, ivy-encrusted buildings as an incoming freshman at Indiana University.