Key performance indicators (KPI), targets by another word, seem to be here to stay.
In the commercial world, they may be self imposed: budgets, forecasts, sales targets, the expectations of the city. In services for the public good, the government creates the targets. For example in health, there are 698 targets that align with Standards For Better Health, and another 166 that don’t. In addition to these, we have QOF, activity reporting for enhanced services, and many more.