Managing Cross-Divisional Collaboration and Strategy Maps

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Steven Bleistein
Often, achievement of a Critical Success Factor requires collaboration of two or more divisions across organizational boundaries. For example, to increase sales of new products in overseas markets, collaboration between international sales, R&D, and marketing might be required. However, these divisions tend to be managed separately, and might also have separate divisional strategy maps. While strategy maps can help in working out a collaborative relationship between vertical organizational entities, strategy maps and BSC seem to offer little for managing horizontal collaboration relationships, responsibilities and accountabilities compared to managing vertical commitments. I would be interested in community member experiences, and what have you done to address this issue? (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Rick McPherson, Teacher, United States

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  Arthi Sairaman, Project Manager, United States

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  Elizabeth Coleman, Innovation Consultant, New Zealand

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  Eric Buining, Consultant, Netherlands

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  Mohamed Hisham

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  Steven Bleistein

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  Carel Venter, Business Mentor, South Africa

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  Francois Aye, Management Consultant, Switzerland

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  masvimbo, Manager, Zimbabwe

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  Mohamed Hisham

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  John Thomas, Business Consultant, Canada

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  Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands

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  John Thomas, Business Consultant, Canada

Example of “Normalized Indicator” and “Composite Indicator”

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