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Driving Corporate Performance: Aligning Scorecards and Structure for Strategy Execution

Driving Corporate Performance: Program Takeaways
Jul 7—12
6 days
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
USD 13000
USD 2166 per day

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Today's leading companies are finding powerful ways to ensure that their structures, systems, and processes are aligned for optimal execution of their strategy. In Driving Corporate Performance, you will learn how to compete more successfully by implementing powerful performance measurement and management control systems. With a deeper understanding of strategy communication, accountability, and organizational design, you will emerge fully prepared to drive performance and growth in any economy.

Key Benefits

Through an in-depth look at the links connecting strategy, organizational structures and systems, and performance measurement, this corporate performance management program improves your ability to actively manage organizational performance and create value. You will return to your organization with the strategic tools to optimize measurement and control systems across all business functions—and to design, motivate, and lead a successful, scalable organization.


Drive strategy down to operations

  • Translate your company's mission and business strategy into performance targets and measures
  • Implement more effective performance measurement and management control systems
  • Build a Balanced Scorecard (BSC) strategy map
  • Balance financial and nonfinancial measures

Design and lead a competitive, high-performing organization

  • Measure accountability and improve organizational design
  • Align front-line employees with your company's strategic objectives
  • Enhance competitiveness by better allocating resources to customers
  • Build a strong and enduring culture of helping others to succeed

Expand your personal and professional network

  • Extend your network by living and working with accomplished executives from various backgrounds, industries, and countries across the globe
  • Build relationships with a diverse group of peers who can provide wide-ranging insights into your business challenges and career decisions

What You Will Learn

Through a rich learning experience that includes faculty presentations, global case studies, group discussions, and special sessions, you will explore how leading companies leverage performance measurement and management control systems to evaluate productivity, drive performance, create value, and generate growth.

This corporate performance management program also presents the opportunity to apply your learning through interactive exercises. For example, you will develop a customized strategy map for your organization, identify initiatives for your Balanced Scorecard, and use the Job Design Optimization Tool (JDOT) to measure accountability and resource allocation.

Who should attend

  • General managers and senior financial executives who are responsible for designing and implementing systems to measure, monitor, and improve enterprise performance
  • Particularly appropriate for: Executives with planning, control, and accounting responsibilities, including business unit heads, chief operating officers, chief financial officers, strategic planning officers, and controllers

Attendance by multiple company representatives will foster teamwork and amplify the program's impact. For example, attendance by general managers or chief operating officers along with senior financial executives enables the organization to better align performance management systems with company strategy and to implement systems more quickly throughout the organization.


Robert S. Kaplan is the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School. He joined the HBS faculty in 1984 after spending 16 years on the faculty of the business school at Carnegie-Mellon University, where he served as Dean from 1977 to 1983. Kaplan recei...
Bob Simons is the Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Over the last 30 years, Simons has taught accounting, management control, and strategy execution courses in both the Harvard MBA and Executive Education Programs. During 2017/2018 he is teaching...
Dennis W. Campbell joined the faculty of the Harvard Business School in 2003. He is currently the Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Business Administration. In addition to his academic position, he also serves as the Head of the Accounting & Management unit at HBS. During his time on the fa...
Tatiana Sandino is an Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Accounting and Management Unit, teaching the first-year required MBA course Financial Reporting and Control. Prior to joining the HBS faculty, she was an assistant professor at the Marshall School of Business, University ...
Susanna Gallani is an assistant professor of business administration in the Accounting and Management unit. She teaches the Financial Reporting and Control course in the MBA required curriculum, and in focused executive education programs. In her research, Professor Gallani focuses on issues r...


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Jul 7—12
6 days
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
USD 13000
USD 2166 per day

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