Absolute Performance Standard is a method of measuring an organization's development and how effective and efficient it is at operating its business. The absolute performance standard is a yardstick for quality control that is only achievable in theory. Though, it is a good method to measure how fine a business and its workers are doing.
Many organizations apply different forms of performance standards that calculate various aspects. Some companies use "pay for performance" incentive programs that are based on merit for workers who do well in their job. Performance standards must be specific, attainable, meaningful, observable, measurable and stated in terms of quantity, quality, timeliness or cost.