things i used to believe in and no longer do-Balanced Scorecard

God I was easily fooled. Something neat, involved maps, had a scorecard! Who doesn’t want one of them! You’ve got to know the score surely. What are you, some kind of loser?

People use the phrase balanced scorecard, when really they mean “scorecard” or rather, “paper with numbers on”.

To be clear, the type of scorecard I was excited about was more than that. Or so I thought. More than just some numbers, it was a strategic performance management tool. Oh yes. To be “used by managers to keep track of the execution of activities by the staff within their control and to monitor the consequences arising from these actions“. Who could argue! You’d be a fool!

Plausibility and neatness are not the same as real and useful. I’m not going to persuade you, this isnt about YOU, it’s about me! Remember, “things I used to believe in”.

Once you see through the idea, it’s seen through. I don’t believe in fairies either. Why bother talking about why you shouldnt ? Even THAT is a waste of time.

If you want to read someone who is more eloquent and well researched on it, there’s this.

This is probably the least informative or persuasive post of anything I write, but I don’t even think it’s worth that much of a rebuttal. I wouldn’t piss on it if it was on fire.





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One Response to things i used to believe in and no longer do-Balanced Scorecard

  1. Charles Beauregard says:

    You and the other blogs you mention ( is also worth a look) serve a great purpose for me – to help get others curious.

    I gave up some years ago on actually trying to get another person to read a book. But I’ve found that people will sometimes actually read a blog post, and on occasion even come back to me and talk to me about it.

    It’s an important tiny first step in changing people’s assumptions, and for that I thank you.

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