Automate your strategy if you want to lose

Over the past few years, I’ve noticed a great increase in what I think of as automated strategic planning.  Some heavily quantitative approaches (like balanced scorecard) can be part of a good strategic planning process.  The problem I notice is that often, companies use these approaches as a substitute for good strategic planning. I’m a firm believer in using measurable data in your strategizing.  When you use metrics as a substitute for strategic planning, however, you are asking for trouble.

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