We live in a golden age for business where we are awash in technology yet still cannot seem to reliably manage projects. Even boosting productivity seems to be an incredible challenge. The link between employee productivity to company performance remains elusive to many companies. It is common for companies to increase investment in boosting productivity but not see the return in the form of company performance. Most managers do attempt to take planning and leadership seriously, but these efforts are not paying off.

One solution-focused methodology exists, however, in the form of a framework that can help companies align their employee’s productivity to company performance. Robert Kaplan of Harvard Business School developed a strategic planning and management system called The Balanced Scorecard. The framework was developed to manage strategy rather than just capture a snapshot of it. >> CLICK TO CONTINUE READING ON SMARTBRIEF