"Paul Niven's latest book Balanced Scorecard Step by Step: Maximizing Performance and Maintaining Results was written to fill the considerable void that exists between Balanced Scorecard theory and application" (BetterManagement.com, March 2002)
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Organizations worldwide have employed the Balanced Scorecard and yielded swift benefitsincluding increased financial returns, greater employee alignment with overall goals, improved collaboration, and an unrelenting focus on strategy, to name just a fewfrom this revolutionary methodology. Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step, Second Edition enables your organization to reap these rewards with a strategy-focused plan including steps on: determining your guiding rationale for using the scorecard; testing your mission; building a strategy map; developing measures and targets; placing the scorecard at the center of your management system; and sustaining your success.
Updated and enhanced with the latest Balanced Scorecard topics, this influential book empowers your organization to turn strategy into performance at every organizational level and translate your intangible resources, such as innovation, customer relationships, and intellectual capital, into real value. The Second Edition of Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step includes updated case studies as well as new and expanded coverage on:
- Strategy maps, the powerful communication tools that convey to the entire workforce (and beyond) what is most critical in executing the organization's strategy
- The linkage between the Balanced Scorecard and corporate governance
- The critical importance of "strategy-centered" management meetings
- The emerging trend of the Office of Strategy Management
- The latest trends in Balanced Scorecard implementation methodology
- Post-implementation guidance
Sharing his extensive experience in developing Balanced Scorecards for Fortune 500, public sector, and not-for-profit organizations, Paul Niven takes you through the complete Balanced Scorecard journeyfrom creating powerful new performance measures that drive the execution of your strategy, to the tools necessary to make the Scorecard the cornerstone of your management processes. Whether you are a CEO, CFO, CIO, a vice president, a division or department manager, or a business consultant, Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step, Second Edition allows you to efficiently execute your organization's strategy and successfully compete in today's business environment.