Strategy mapping has revolutionized the way that strategy has been formulated and executed. Pioneered by Robert Kaplan and David Norton (also the founders of the balanced scorecard movement), strategy mapping is a cutting-edge approach to the art of strategy execution. As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Well-conceived strategy maps assist organizations to tell their “strategy story” concisely and succinctly. Strategy maps allow organizations to describe and communicate their strategies in a way no other implement can.
The balanced scorecard has revolutionized the way that strategic measurement progress has been measured and analyzed. Pioneered by Robert Kaplan and David Norton (the founders of the balanced scorecard movement), the balanced scorecard is a leading-edge approach to framing and executing strategy. It puts a spotlight on the few things that truly matter when it comes to executing strategy.
OKRs are quickly gaining traction as one of the most powerful and agile ways to maximize corporate performance. One of the main reasons is that the return on investment in terms of the value-to-effort ratio is extremely high. OKRs are nimble and straightforward to implement, and typically generate huge returns for adopters. To give a better sense of what an OKR looks like and how they work...
There are several videos covering topics ranging from strategy mapping and OKRs, to studying for math tests. Here is a short (6 ½ minute) example, which integrates the best of strategy mapping and OKRs: