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Our Strategy Implementation and Strategic Performance Management focused blog - insights and ideas from our founder Gavin Lawrie.

Our latest blog entry is - The dominant role of Balanced Scorecard is to support strategy implementation (again!)

The dominant role of Balanced Scorecard is to support strategy implementation (again!)

The dominant role of Balanced Scorecard is to support strategy implementation (again!)

The latest results from our annual Balanced Scorecard Usage Survey are here!

Here to help in these uncertain times

Here to help in these uncertain times

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Why you should use a Strategy Map

Why you should use a Strategy Map

There is a lot of evidence to suggest that strategy maps are key to successful strategy implementation. But why? Read our latest blog post to find out.

Effective Strategic Management in Four Steps

Effective Strategic Management in Four Steps

Most organisations have a strategy, but most fail to achieve the strategic changes they hope for. In this feature we look at the components of an effective…

Context as a factor in strategy execution

Context as a factor in strategy execution

For a strategy to be effective it needs to be implemented. It may sound like a statement of the obvious, yet today, 30 years after it was first flagged as an…

Strategy Execution - Help or Hype?

Strategy Execution - Help or Hype?

For the last couple of years it seems like ‘Strategy Execution’ has become a more commonly used term within the broad field of strategic management. But…

A Key to Effective Strategy Implementation

A Key to Effective Strategy Implementation

It is known that most strategic plans fail to deliver. Some of the time it is because the strategy itself is not a good one, but more often than not the reason…

Five Steps to Achieve Strategic Success

Five Steps to Achieve Strategic Success

A set of simple, practical steps that you can take to improve your strategy implementation. In March 2015 the Harvard Business Review reflects upon a weakness…

Three Balanced Scorecard Usage Insights from the 2GC survey

Three Balanced Scorecard Usage Insights from the 2GC survey

2GC has been running its annual Balanced Scorecard Usage survey every year since 2009. It remains the only one of its kind and so also remains a unique source…

Balanced Scorecards help managers to implement strategy more effectively

Balanced Scorecards help managers to implement strategy more effectively

For each of the last ten years 2GC has undertaken an annual survey of Balanced Scorecard Usage, to find out who uses Balanced Scorecards, what they are used…

What is Agile Performance Management?

What is Agile Performance Management?

The last few years have seen an explosion of interest in management circles for the use of word constructs that include ‘agile’. Recently the phrase…

Engaged employees contribute more to your strategy

Engaged employees contribute more to your strategy

Employees who clearly understand how they contribute to the achievement of a strategy are more productive: simply ensuring that they have goals that are aligned…

Looking Forward - To Renew or To Reinvent

Looking Forward - To Renew or To Reinvent

​Although it is easy to focus on the “what” - what things look like and what they do, to understand change we also need to focus on the “why” - why…

The Balanced Scorecard at 25

The Balanced Scorecard at 25

It is 25 years since the article “The Balanced Scorecard - Measures that Drive Performance” first appeared in the pages of the Harvard Business Review. Few…

What next for the Balanced Scorecard?

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…

Make ‘hindsight’ a thing of the past…

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…

Fire-and-forget… doesn’t work for strategy implementation

Fire-and-forget… doesn’t work for strategy implementation

Organisations invest a lot of time and energy in developing strategies which if implemented would doubtless benefit the organisation hugely. But in our…

Picking measures for strategy implementation - three simple rules…

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…

Getting the message across

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…

How to make sure your strategy is on the road to somewhere

How to make sure your strategy is on the road to somewhere

Strategy is about change. It describes the route an organisation needs to follow to end up in a better place. But often the nature of that ‘better place’ is…

Strategy Implementation now the dominant role for Balanced Scorecard reveals the 2GC survey!

Strategy Implementation now the dominant role for Balanced Scorecard reveals the 2GC survey!

Results from the 2GC 2014 Balanced Scorecard Usage Survey, conducted in alliance with Intrafocus, are now in!

How to Select Useful / Usable / Appropriate / Relevant KPIs

How to Select Useful / Usable / Appropriate / Relevant KPIs

Organisations have no shortage of performance indicators, and that’s good - as it is through these measures that it is possible to keep track of what is going…

Using Accountability to Improve Strategy Implementation

Using Accountability to Improve Strategy Implementation

You have designed a great strategy, developed a implementation plan and put in place measures to track your progress. So why are you still struggling to…

Survey Finds that Balanced Scorecards Drive Improved Employee Engagement with Corporate Objectives

Survey Finds that Balanced Scorecards Drive Improved Employee Engagement with Corporate Objectives

Results from the 2GC Active Management 2013 Balanced Scorecard Survey, show that 94% of responding organisations said that they thought using Balanced…

Leading Edge Academia and Management Consultancy Links

Leading Edge Academia and Management Consultancy Links

2GC Founder and Managing Director Gavin Lawrie, recently presented two papers at the Performance Measurement and Management Control conference in Barcelona,…