"Setting Goals the Half-Life Way", Encyclopedia of Social
Measurement, Academic Press, to be published in Fall, 2004.
The Half-life Method is a normative model for predicting the rate of
incremental improvement of non-financial performance measures. It can be
used both as a diagnostic tool and for goal setting purposes. Because it
identifies the fastest rate at which a measure can be improved using
current incremental improvement tools and methods, it is particularly
valuable in testing the achievability of strategically significant
Balanced Scorecard goals without major process redesign/reengineering or
"Cultural and Structural Requirements for a Successful Balanced
Scorecard", MBA in a Box, Crown
Publishing, to be published in Winter, 2004.
The BSC, like any change initiative must satisfy a general set of
requirements shared in common by any change initiative as well as those
unique to it. This article describes seven general cultural requirements
and seven more BSC specific structural requirements that must be satisfied
for successful implementation.