Title: On the way to active management of performance measures

Authors: Jurgen Weber, Utz Schaffer

Addresses: WHU Koblenz, Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management, Germany. WHU Koblenz, Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management, Germany

Abstract: In this paper, a comprehensive framework for actively managing performance measurement systems is suggested. In a first step, we argue that balanced and focused systems of performance measurement complement each other in controlling the business. We derive specific development recommendations for four types of situations. In a second step, we suggest differentiating formalised systems of performance measurement and control quantities used intuitively by managers. The objective is a productive relationship resulting in a ||fit|| between the performance measure related intuition of the manager and the performance measures used in the reporting. In a third step, we propose an explicit illustration of the premises for the fundamental strategy. Here, an equivalent differentiation between diagnostically and interactively used premises as well as a general strategic surveillance are recommended.

Keywords: balanced scorecard; diagnostic.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPM.2001.000090

International Journal of Business Performance Management, 2001 Vol.3 No.1, pp.47-65

Published online: 13 Jul 2003 *

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