Scorecards are a semi-standard structured report, supported by proven design methods and automation tools, that can be used by managers to keep track of the execution of activities by the staff within their control and to monitor the consequences arising from these actions (by Wikipedia), and looks like this:
What’s the problem with that kind of Scorecard? Even when the image is small the issue on it jumps from the screen…well, the problem is that there is no relation between the company strategy and the carried on activities (I mean each one of the measured metrics).
Let me show you my recommendation based on Meta Analytics.
In the above Scorecard you can see that there is a relation between each metric that measures the operations performance and the company’s main Objective. In each measure level we can see how much money does each activity brings to the whole company and even find the main restriction in your System (Company), so you can point your budget to solve that particular issue (restriction) that will allow that more money flows through your system (company).