Learning Check

Even though the two characteristics, specific and measurable, have distinct components, they work in concert. When indicators are specific, they are usually measureable.

To understand how these two aspects are interdependent, read this statement that was taken from an organization’s environmental policy.

“On an ongoing basis, we will act promptly to identify and correct any problems which pose an unacceptable threat to the environment.”

Is the policy specific enough to measure the organizations performance?