What is the Intended Result?

Have you ever noticed at the mere mention of a strategy planning session packs of large yellow stickies suddenly appear in great abundance? There is no doubt that strategy panning is keeping Post-It Notes in business. I’m not suggesting for a moment that this is a bad...

The Integrated Strategy Map

A strategy map provides the visual foundation of a business strategy. It provides the means by which a business can communicate its strategic plan to customers, employees and stakeholders. As such, it is probably one of the most powerful documents a business can...

Selecting Balanced Scorecard Software

It was noted in last week’s Insight that 29% of Balanced Scorecards are managed using basic documents.  These documents include free-form text, presentations and spreadsheets.  It is the latter, spreadsheets, that are the most prolific.  Creating a...

29% Scorecards Managed Using Basic Documents

The 2014 Balanced Scorecard survey was a joint effort between 2GC Active Management and Intrafocus. Using two companies with different approaches to the market to conduct the survey has resulted in a much more ‘balanced’ result (forgive the pun). One of the surprising...

Do You Need a Strategy Director?

Ask any Board of Directors if they need a Strategy Director and more often than not the answer will be no. They will quickly point out that Strategy is everyone’s job, it is not something that should be considered a bolt-on. They will point out that it is the job of...