Strategy Dynamics Briefing 24: Resource quality: understanding attributes

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The briefings up to this point have put together the basic elements of the simple core system of how an organization functions and delivers performance that changes over time. This picture with numerical information on its performance is often enough to see big improvement opportunities. However, there is much more opportunity to use strategy dynamics to improve performance…

The basic elements of the simple core system of how an organization functions and delivers performance that changes over time are:

  • performance at all ...
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Strategy Dynamics Briefing 23: Generic Architectures

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The Balanced Scorecard has transformed the way in which organizations track and steer their performance, and is now a popular tool among large companies.What challenges arise when assembling a Balanced Scorecard for a business?

(See Kaplan, R. and Norton, D. 1996. The Balanced Scorecard, Harvard Business School Press, Boston, MA. See also www.balancedscorecard.org.)

It offers important advances over traditional reporting approaches, both in recognizing the interconnectedness within the business and the importance of measuring and managing soft issues. Increased training of ...

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Strategy Dynamics Briefing 14: A “spreadsheet” view of resource accumulation

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All this talk about how accumulation is different than the usual way we think of causal relationships may have got you worried…

Is this some mysterious process that needs fancy methods to work?

Although the time-charts and diagram structures we use may see an unfamiliar way of looking at business performance, they simply re-present what could equally be shown in a spreadsheet.Take this figure from the last briefing, where a constant rate of customer gains interacts with a rising loss rate to ...

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