key performance indicator

key performance indicator
key performance indicator UK US noun [C] (ABBREVIATION KPI, also key indicator)
ECONOMICS, HR one of the most important indicators (= something that shows what a situation is like or how it is changing) that show how well an economy, company, project, etc. is doing, or how well an employee is working: »

The key performance indicators for these divisions should be growth in sales, margins and franchise numbers.

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A performance-related bonus will be awarded according to how well you have done in relation to the key performance indicators that were agreed at your appraisal.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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