A metric refers to something we can measure. It has its roots in the word “metron”, used in ancient Greece to reflect measurement. For instance, air pollution, air temperature, water depth, people’s height or weight are all metrics.
A recent Australia-wide research study on fraud cases within financial institutions, conducted by the governance firm Warfield & Associates, has revealed that businesses and clients have lost over $200 million since 2000 due to employee committed fraud. During this period, 120 cases of fraud directly committed by employees resulted in 123 criminal convictions in Australian Courts.
A recent interview conducted by Bruno Aziza, Director – Worldwide Strategy Lead – Business Intelligence at Microsoft with Dr. Robert Kaplan“Baker Foundation Professor” at Harvard Business School, co-creator of the Balanced Scorecard concept, reveals several interesting insights on the key enablers of strategy execution and organizational success.
One of the leading international management thinkers, Professor Robert Kaplan from Harvard Business School made a visit in Australia in mid September 2010 to talk about the new developments in the field of strategic performance Management and Balanced Scorecard.