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How to run a strategy workshop – Preparation

In this short article series, we’ll examine the art of organising successful strategy workshops as part of your organisational strategy development. We’ll begin by identifying the necessary preparation, review the event success factors and lastly, define the necessary...

Strategic Process – Strategy Evaluation

Strategic Process - Strategy Evaluation Over the past four weeks, we have looked at the basics of the strategic process and worked through four of the five main steps required for a successful strategy, taking us right up to the implementation. Now we turn our focus...

Strategic Process – Implementation

Strategy Implementation In this article series, we've been looking at the strategic process and going 'back to basics' on the different steps involved in creating and delivering a successful organisational strategy. After defining, researching and planning, we now...

Strategic Process – Strategic Objectives and KPIs

Strategic Objectives and KPIs This is the third article in our ‘back to basics’ tour of the strategic planning process. Previously we have looked at vision/mission definition and the research and analysis stage. Now we move on to the formulation of strategic...

Strategic Process – Research and Analysis

Research and Analysis - In this five-week article series, we are going ‘back to basics’ to examine the organisational strategic process in detail. Last week we looked at vision and mission. Research and Analysis This is the data-driven, number-crunching phase of the...

Strategic Process: Vision and Mission

Strategic Process: Vision and Mission In this article series, we will be going ‘back to basics’ and examining the five different elements of the organisational strategic process. These elements – at their most basic – are vision, mission and goal setting, research and...

10 tips when building a dashboard

Building a dashboard Building a Dashboard - In this short series of articles, we have explored the topic of business performance and looked at the dashboard approach to delivering management information for decision-making. We also looked at some of the common errors...

Common Mistakes When Building Dashboards

In the example above of a real dashboard - http://citydashboard.org/london/  we can see multiple common mistakes. First there is far too much information, second, it is crowded, third some information is pulled from sources no longer available and so an error appears...

What Makes a Great Dashboard?

What Makes a Great Dashboard? In this article series, we are going to look at the value and use of business performance dashboards.  These are typically presented to managers in end-of-month reports. In the first article, we will look at the elements of a good...

Creating Dashboards in QuickScore and Scoreboard

Creating dashboards This article about creating dashboards uses examples for QuickScore. A quick reminder: QuickScore and Scoreboard are basically the same application. They run on the same codebase. The only difference is the terms used in the menus. QuickScore uses...

Creating Scorecards in QuickScore or Scoreboard

Creating Scorecards A quick reminder: QuickScore and Scoreboard are basically the same application. They run on the same codebase. The only difference is the terms used in the menus. QuickScore uses the Balanced Scorecard terminology so you will see words like...

QuickScore and Scoreboard

QuickScore and Scoreboard In this short series of three articles, we will be looking at some of the features of QuickScore and Scoreboard. These products can be used to automate business strategy and KPI management. Why endorse this software? As a consultancy...

Best Questions to Boost Workplace Morale

Boost Workplace Morale Being a team leader in any industry requires being attuned to the thoughts and feelings of your staff. Individuals work on their own specific tasks, while everyone, in general, strives towards a common goal. You need to be sure everyone is on...

Cascading Scorecards to Individuals

Cascading Scorecards to Individuals In this series of articles, we have focused on the cascade element of the Balanced Scorecard process. We have begun by looking at the Tier 1 top-level or executive scorecard and the cascade process to Tier 2 divisions and...

Cascading Scorecards to Departments

Cascading Scorecards to Departments In this, the second in a series of three articles, we are looking at the cascading scorecards to departments, the process that must occur throughout the organisation once the executive team has set the business strategy and defined...