By Amy Turner, The Community Roundtable
Communities serve a number of strategic uses, so it can be hard to come up with the metrics that best demonstrate how the community delivers on that strategy. But one thing is certain – the basic activity metrics – logins, visits, and such – won’t capture that value. While almost every community tracks basic activity, best-in-class communities are far more likely to measure behaviors and outcomes than the average community.
In his latest research post, Best-in-class communities measure behavior over activity – SOCM Fact #12, Ted McEnroe shares 5 tips for selecting metrics that get at the behaviors you want in your community.
People, groups and organizations typically focus on things that they know are being measured, from the kid who asks, “Will this be on the test?” to the executive who pays closest attention to the numbers that go in the report to his CEO. When you select metrics that get at the behaviors you want in the community, you focus on those behaviors. It’s human nature. Red Ted’s full post here.
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