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DEVELOPING A BALANCED SCORECARDHOW DOES A GROUP GAUGE WHETHER THE STRATEGIC CHANGES THEY IMPLEMENT ARE CREATING SOUND BUSINESS RESULTS?

Discussion: Developing a Balanced ScorecardHow does a group gauge whether the strategic changes they implement are creating sound business results?The effective use of a balanced scorecard can facilitate alignment between strategic initiatives and day-to-day operations. The balanced scorecard may serve as a valuable tool for monitoring progress and assessing the outcomes of a strategic plan and provide a practical means of communication.In this Discussion you examine the use of a balanced scorecard to measure performance related to finances customer/client satisfaction internal processes and learning and growth.To prepare:Review the information in the Learning Resources including this weeks media presentation focusing on the development of performance metrics for a strategic plan. See Figure 8-6: Design your Balanced Scorecard in the Sare and Ogilvie course text.With your Course Project in mind think about how you would develop a balanced scorecard to measure performance including the processes you would use to gather appropriate data.Consider how the use of a balanced scorecard reflects the importance of being able to evaluate progress assess the impact of planned change on performance and determine if the costs are justified in terms of the outcomes.Post an explanation of your plan for creating a balanced scorecard as part of your Course Project including the processes you would use to gather data to measure performance. Explain how the use of this balanced scorecard would enable you to evaluate progress assess the impact of your proposed change and determine if the costs are justified in terms of the outcomes.Read a selection of your colleagues responses. (I will send the peer responses on the handshake private message)Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days by offering suggestions for further developing their balanced scorecards. Ask questions to peer responses at the end of every response. Cite your responses.Required ReadingsSare M. V. & Ogilvie L. (2010). Strategic planning for nurses: Change management in health care. Sudbury MA: Jones and Bartlett.Chapter 8 Overview of Strategic Planning Theories: Strategic Planning Architecture (pp. 147166)Fields S. A. & Cohen D. (2011). Performance enhancement using a balanced scorecard in a patient-centered medical home. Family Medicine 43(10) 735739.Copyright 2011 by Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Reprinted by permission of Society of Teachers of Family Medicine via the Copyright Clearance Center.The authors discuss using a balanced scorecard for quality improvement in patient-centered medical homes.Groene O. Brandt E. Schmidt W. & Moeller J. (Aug 2009). The balanced scorecard of acute settings: Development process definition of 20 strategic objectives and implementation.International Journal for Quality in Health Care 

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