Blog Archives

Silo Thinking: What is the Real Problem and How to Fix It

OK, we have broken silos! Now what? There is nothing wrong with silos. The actual problem is isolation!

Silo thinking is often named as one of the problems of effective strategy execution. Let’s analyze the case to find out what the real problem is and how to fix it. Organizations are divided into silos – Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, IT, R&D… This approach is natural when you need

Read More…

Posted in Executive’s Toolkit

Hoshin Kanri vs. Balanced Scorecard

Hoshin Kanri Planning Matrix

As an experiment, we’ll describe the same strategy using the Hoshin Kanri and the Balanced Scorecard frameworks to see the advantages and the limitations of both business tools.  Both Hoshin Kanri and the Balanced Scorecard are strategic planning frameworks. In this article, we’ll review the Hoshin Kanri framework briefly, and

Read More…

Posted in Executive’s Toolkit

What’s the Difference Between a Dashboard and a Balanced Scorecard?

What’s the difference between a Dashboard and a Balanced Scorecard?

These two buzzwords cause confusion among business professionals as they are used synonymously. From the first look, one might have an impression that “dashboard” and “scorecard” are interchangeable, but there are some important distinctions that I’d like to analyze in this article. I’m presenting the results of the comparative analysis

Read More…

Posted in Executive’s Toolkit

Management by Objectives and Balanced Scorecard

Management by objectives cycle

Management by objectives (MBO) is a model that helps organizations improve their performance by clearly defining their objectives.  The uniqueness of this model lays in the manner in which the corporate objectives are diligently communicated down into employee objectives, to ensure the entire organization is working towards the same goal.

Read More…

Posted in Executive’s Toolkit

7-S Framework: Advanced Checklist with Initiatives and Metrics

7-S framework invented by Tom Peters is a simple yet powerful checklist in the toolkit of a top manager. Learn what it is and how to take advantage of its power by using initiatives and measures. At BSC Designer, we discussed some popular business frameworks like Balanced Scorecard or OKR.

Read More…

Posted in Executive’s Toolkit