Balanced Scorecard Resources

Here we have grouped together our blogs, presentations, FAQs, research and case studies on Balanced Scorecard.

Balanced Scorecard

The Balanced Scorecard is a popular management framework designed to help organisations to implement strategy more effectively.

The framework was developed initially in the 1980's by Art Schneiderman but owes its current popularity to the books and articles of two US based academics in the 1990s - Robert Kaplan and David Norton - and their publisher, the Harvard Business Review.

Over the last 25 years the framework has developed and evolved to become better, and is now a well understood, robust and reliable management tool. The resources in this section provide insights into both what the Balanced Scorecard is, how it can be used, and how it links to other management frameworks. The resources reflect 2GC's experience and expertise in Balanced Scorecard design and implementation.

Blog Entry: Balanced Scorecards help managers to implement strategy more effectively

For each of the last seven years 2GC has undertaken an annual survey of Balanced Scorecard Usage, to find out who uses Balanced Scorecards, what they are used for, and if they work. The results of the 2015 Survey are now available! If you have got a Balanced Scorecard and want to see how it…

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Blog Entry: Getting the message across

Organisations are designed to be good at getting things done. Strategy implementation is mostly about ensuring that key strategic initiatives get done - so on the face of it organisations should be great at implementing strategy. Trouble is, they are not. 2GC’s ACME Strategy Implementation framework has been designed to fix this. In this feature we…

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Blog Entry: What next for the Balanced Scorecard?

This question was recently posed in a blog posting by James Creelman, and has been a common question since Balanced Scorecard’s inception. Read on to find out our views - but the good news is that at least three of James’s four ‘new things’ are already established features in modern best-practice Balanced Scorecard designs. Phew!

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Blog Entry: Make ‘hindsight’ a thing of the past…

We would all like to know what will happen in the future: life would be easier if we could get a warning about problems before they happen. This is also true for managers - especially when they are working on strategy implementation projects.

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Blog Entry: Picking measures for strategy implementation - three simple rules…

Organisations are very good at measuring things: it is hardly surprising since we have had a lot of practice - the earliest records of formalised performance measures date from over 6,500 years ago! Modern organisations are awash with measurement data, yet despite this, in the area of strategy implementation organisations struggle to get the feedback…

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