About the Balanced Scorecard

The Balanced Scorecard is a proven strategy management system that forms the foundation of Ascendant's methodology. The Balanced Scorecard is based on the simple premise that "measurement motivates," and that an organization's measurement system must be aligned with its strategy and management systems.

The principals of Ascendant have been working with the Balanced Scorecard (and its founders, Drs. Kaplan and Norton) since its development in 1992. Over the past 15 years, we've helped guide the evolution of the Balanced Scorecard from a simple measurement system to a complete management framework.

The reason we've been working with the Balanced Scorecard for so long is simple: Because it works. We've helped organizations large and small transform themselves from sector laggards to leaders by simply getting their organization aligned to the strategy. "Breakthrough" results -- top 10% results -- are not uncommon in Balanced Scorecard users.

Fortunately, the Balanced Scorecard revolution is much larger than just Ascendant (or Kaplan and Norton, for that matter.) The Balanced Scorecard was named one of the "Top Management Ideas of the Past 50 Years" by Harvard Business School, has been deployed in over 50% of the Fortune 500, and is a standard tool of government agencies and nonprofits to manage performance.

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