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There was a question on Linkedin where someone was asking how to do weightings across the measures of a balanced scorecard.

My reaction:  Never ever try – it is a waste of time.

It is a pointless exercise that turns a meaningful report into an meaningless mathematical average from which you can deduce precisely nothing.

You end up knowing that the company is performing at 72.3% but have no idea what changed, what to change and what will changing.

Don’t bother. You will also tie yourself up in a pointless exercise arguing about what weightings to apply. meanwhile the business continues on its merry way unmanaged while an academic argument continues.

It is a far better approach to assume people are intelligent and give them the facts to so they can make decisions based upon them.

Sorry, but its a simple truth.

But there is more (Watch this space)