To achieve sustainable results, you must first identify organizational goals. After goals are clearly defined, the next step is to identify they measures that will matter in monitoring progress toward those goals. These goals and measures go on a scorecard. Then, each department and school leader creates their own version of this scorecard with goals and strategic actions that align with the organization’s.
What happens when goals and measures align?
By creating a system-wide scorecard and then cascading those measures and goal into department scorcards, all employees can see right in front of them exactly how their work supports the success of the organization. They can see in black and white that their work is worthwhile.
In every partnership, our coaches work with leaders to develop an organizational scorecard that identifies the most important measures of school, department, and district success. Each scorecard defines which progress monitoring tools will best predict success. Additionally, the scorecard defines what strategic actions will be taken to achieve goals. This is what makes them such a great tool for measuring progress, increasing focus and organizing for continuous improvement.
Dr. Tony Evers, Wisconsin Governor and 26th Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction, called on legislators, superintendents, parents and students to “synchronize our moral compasses.” In order for education to improve our students’ lives, we must be aligned and focused on serving every child, every day.
An expert explains the scorecard:
Creating a rhythm of accountability and targeted achievement requires a planned process. In this clip, award winning leader JoAnn Sternke explains how using a scorecard to focus the team is the first step in prioritizing the right actions.