SUMMIT Performance Systems Launches Balanced Scorecard Readiness Assessment

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SUMMIT Performance Systems, provider of strategy development and execution services to high performance companies, today announced the launch of a free online assessment designed to help organizations gauge their readiness for implementation of a Balanced Scorecard to manage and measure the impact of corporate strategy.

SUMMIT Performance Systems, provider of strategy development and execution services to high performance companies, today announced the launch of a free online assessment designed to help organizations gauge their readiness for implementation of a Balanced Scorecard to manage and measure the impact of corporate strategy. The survey can be accessed online at http://www.summit-performance.com/assessment.htm.

The Balanced Scorecard is an approach that helps companies see and measure not only financial results but also the less tangible activities that drive those results. Since its introduction in 1992 by Robert Kaplan and David Norton, it has been adopted by many of the world's leading corporations. Successful implementation of a scorecard requires focus and discipline, however, and managers considering one may wonder whether they are up to the task. The SUMMIT assessment helps managers diagnose their current corporate culture and determine whether they are ready to adopt the Balanced Scorecard approach.

"A strategy that isn't executed isn't worth the PowerPoint it's presented on, and certainly not the thousands of dollars you pay a consultant for one," said SUMMIT President Brian Kinahan. "The Balanced Scorecard solves this problem, but many companies just don't know if they are ready to make the leap. Our survey is a valuable tool for helping them with that decision."

Participants in the assessment will receive a summary of their own submissions as well as a brief report summarizing finds from aggregate data submitted by all participants. Additionally, SUMMIT is offering a half-hour phone consultation to all organizations who submit assessment responses before May 25.

About SUMMIT Performance Systems
Successful companies recognize how important it is to keep the entire organization focused on long term goals and the strategies to achieve them. Yet many companies don't have the resources to staff a high-caliber strategy department. That's where SUMMIT comes in.

SUMMIT offers middle-market companies the expertise, attention, and benefits of a full time strategy department at a fraction of the cost. Services include strategy formulation, assessment, communication, measurement, and implementation. Please visit http://www.summit-performance.com and make strategy your focus.

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