Contrasting the use of Measuring versus Scoring
The Innovative Blueprint section of this website introduces the idea of:
"The ability to execute a strategy so well conceived, understood and embraced by all that it almost guarantees a successful outcome, even against the odds."
The Secret Sauce section of this website suggests: what if work were similar to play? Bring the drive and motivation of organized sports to the organization so you can work like you play.
This section points to many details needed for achieving an organization’s purpose. For example, moving to point B from point A is usually a zigzag effort similar to a flight plan.
Therefore, you need to develop methods that often review your progress when moving from A to B. This section suggests a review or scoring approach similar to sporting events, rather than traditional business measurements. Traditional measuring done in organizations is poor and counterproductive.
"Only when we can successfully transform our measuring into something tangible, relevant, and useful do we allow management by measurement to take off."
For instance, can each team member answer the following question about the firm’s business plan, performance and results: “Am I, or our we winning, losing or what is the score?”
Sports scorekeeping’s main purpose is gaining agreement between player and coach about the plan, related performance and results.
Similarly in business, providing evaluation engages your team about when to review, what actions are needed (adapt or celebrate) and how much actions?
Many sources describe nontraditional business scorekeeping with the following sustainable characteristics: