What is Yardstick?

Yardstick is a suite of benchmarking tools that delivers “need to know" information for your business to inform your decision making and improve your service delivery.

  • “The Yardstick program has provided us with extremely beneficial information regarding a cost benefit analysis of your work processes. The costs are provided in a well-researched method that provides justifiable rationale for comparison purposes.”

    — Don Polinski, Strathcona County, Canada

  • “Yardstick data has proved invaluable when reporting to management and councillors on our facility’s performance. The information gives real perspective on how the business is tracking, compared to similar facilities nationwide.”

    — Kathy Moore, Selwyn District Council, New Zealand

  • “The Yardstick program allows us to more effectively manage our parks system including benchmarking our progress towards providing better and more innovative responses to our customers’ needs and wants.”

    — David Ellis, City of Lethbridge, Canada

  • “We make Yardstick work for us. It assists us to identify, plan and improve our strategic goals and direction and provides valuable inputs into our asset management planning, business planning and corporate reporting frameworks.”

    — Geoff Morgan, Toowoomba, Australia

  • “Yardstick has proved to be a very valuable benchmarking tool for our parks management. Yardstick is also a valuable self-improvement tool, where we are seeking to improve our performance and cost effectiveness year on year.”

    — Mark Bowater, City of Auckland, New Zealand