From United Kingdom
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From India, Mumbai
Briefly explained about BSC hereunder.
The balanced scorecard is a strategic planning and management system that is used extensively in business and industry, government, and nonprofit organizations worldwide to align business activities to the vision and strategy of the organization, improve internal and external communications, and monitor organization performance against strategic goals. It was originated by Drs. Robert Kaplan (Harvard Business School) and David Norton as a performance measurement framework that added strategic non-financial performance measures to traditional financial metrics to give managers and executives a more 'balanced' view of organizational performance. While the phrase BALANCED SCORECARD was coined in the early 1990s, the roots of the this type of approach are deep, and include the pioneering work of General Electric on performance measurement reporting in the 1950’s and the work of French process engineers (who created the TABLEAU DE BORD – literally, a "dashboard" of performance measures) in the early part of the 20th century.
In a nutshell, the need to link financial and non-financial measures of performance and identifying key performance measures led to the emergence of “Balanced Score Card” approach developed by Norton and Kaplan (1992) in the U.S. The Balanced score card is defined as “an approach to the provision of information to management to assist strategic policy formulation and achievement. It emphasized the need to provide the user with a set of information, which addresses all relevant areas of performance in an objective and unbiased fashion”.
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From India, Bangalore