There is nothing like auspicious time to launch a management initiative. However, the problem is that if you launch Balance Score Card (BSC) on your own, it could be risky as it could be faulty installation. In contrast, if you hire external consultant, your management may not be in position the hiring charges.
However, I have different to question to ask. Have you studied advantages and disadvantages of BSC completely? If yes, then how will you overcome the shortcomings? What if I provide a solution that is far more comprehensive than BSC? For further discussion, you may call me on my mobile or send me mail.
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From India, Bangalore
Mr Divekar is right, consultant become very good catalyst to initiate it.
From India, undefined
It would just kill the initiative. Employees will become defensive and will view this tool as a tool to force improvement in performance.
Its a valuable tool but needs to be used with precision at the right time.