As global competition intensifies, leading companies are reassessing their organizational practices as well as realigning systems and structures with strategic goals to ensure effective strategy execution. This program explores how to compete more successfully by implementing powerful performance measurement and management control systems. With a deeper understanding of strategy communication, accountability, and organization design, you will emerge fully prepared to expand market share and drive corporate performance.

What You Can Expect

Driving Corporate Performance helps senior general managers, planning and financial executives, and chief operating officers motivate, measure, and actively manage organizational performance. Focused on the integration of strategy, structures, and systems, the HBS faculty draws on their latest research and extensive expertise in how to design, motivate, and lead a successful and scalable organization. You will emerge with a Balanced Scorecard (BSC) strategy map that describes, communicates, and drives your strategy for value creation and growth.

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Driving Corporate Performance helps senior general managers, planning and financial executives, and chief operating officers motivate, measure, and actively manage organizational performance. Focused on the integration of strategy, structures, and systems, the HBS faculty draws on their latest research and extensive expertise in how to design, motivate, and lead a successful and scalable organization. You will emerge with a Balanced Scorecard (BSC) strategy map that describes, communicates, and drives your strategy for value creation and growth.

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Your Course of Study

Through recent global case studies, small group exercises, and special elective sessions, the in-depth curriculum examines the best practices used by market-leading companies to develop, implement, and execute strategies that measure productivity and drive performance. You will return to your company with the Job Design Optimization Tool (JDOT)—a new four-step process that ensures key jobs in your organization are working effectively. Special sessions will be devoted to measuring and managing customer profitability in addition to building data-driven relationships with suppliers and customers.

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Through recent global case studies, small group exercises, and special elective sessions, the in-depth curriculum examines the best practices used by market-leading companies to develop, implement, and execute strategies that measure productivity and drive performance. You will return to your company with the Job Design Optimization Tool (JDOT)—a new four-step process that ensures key jobs in your organization are working effectively. Special sessions will be devoted to measuring and managing customer profitability in addition to building data-driven relationships with suppliers and customers.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This corporate performance management program is appropriate for general managers, business unit heads, chief operating and financial officers, strategic planning officers, controllers, and others with planning, control, and accounting responsibilities.

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This corporate performance management program is appropriate for general managers, business unit heads, chief operating and financial officers, strategic planning officers, controllers, and others with planning, control, and accounting responsibilities.

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Faculty Cochair
Senior Fellow, Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus. Member of the Accounting and Management Unit; and faculty cochair of "Risk Management for Corporate Leaders: From Compliance to Competitive Advantage" and faculty cochair of "Driving Corporate Performance: Aligning Scorecards, Systems, and Strategy" and "Value Measurement for Health Care." Read Full Bio
Faculty Cochair
Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Accounting and Management Unit; and faculty cochair of "Driving Corporate Performance: Aligning Scorecards, Systems, and Strategy." Read Full Bio

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Robert S. Kaplan

Faculty Cochair
Senior Fellow, Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus. Member of the Accounting and Management Unit; and faculty cochair of "Risk Management for Corporate Leaders: From Compliance to Competitive Advantage" and faculty cochair of "Driving Corporate Performance: Aligning Scorecards, Systems, and Strategy" and "Value Measurement for Health Care."

Robert Simons

Faculty Cochair
Charles M. Williams Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Accounting and Management Unit; and faculty cochair of "Driving Corporate Performance: Aligning Scorecards, Systems, and Strategy."

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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