Disadvantages / Problems with Strategy Maps

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Abdul Babar, Australia

Disadvantages / Problems with Strategy Maps

Hi everyone, I find business literature mainly talks in favor of Strategy Maps.
Can you help me to find problems, issues, cons or disadvantages associated with strategy map implementation?
Many thanks...


Jason Kent
Director, United States

Problems with strategy maps

I've seen/experienced that an organization's sense of urgency results in moving forward too quickly without proper planning. I've facilitated small workshops at the beginning of a change initiative, for example, to get people around a table brainstorming about the items in a strategy map (like the one on this page) so that they at least understand all the nuances that exist. It also gets them thinking early on about the effects (positive and negative) on others (such as a client) which can easily be overlooked, as well as starting to identify key stakeholders to make sure the change initiative runs more smoothly. The project/change typically moves forward before all of the details are hashed out but at least this "time out" provides a checklist so that everyone understands what is (or should be) involved in implementing a new strategy.

Bob, Thailand

Shortcomings of strategy maps and balanced scorecards

The original Strategy Map and BSC do not address risk and uncertainty which are one of the major rea... Sign up

Guusje, Belgium

Limitations of Strategy Maps

One obvious yet very important limitation of Strategy Maps is that they do not help at all to devise... Sign up

Anderson Su
Aredx Taiwan INC, Taiwan

Strategy Maps do not define actual customer perspectives

The customer perspective in strategy map should be defined before they can be shown in the strategy ... Sign up

Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

Limitations of Strategy Maps as a Tool in Strategy

Think of a strategy map as a tool like a hammer. They are very useful when hitting a nail but should... Sign up


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