Impact of visual performance management systems on the performance management practices of organisations

Umit Bititci, Paola Cocca, Aylin Ates

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    The purpose of this paper was to explore how visual strategy and performance management techniques impact performance measurement and management practices of organisations. A novel visual performance management approach is developed and implemented in qualitative case studies with seven manufacturing SMEs across Europe. The implementation cases demonstrate that visual management systems serve to support ongoing strategy development and implementation, facilitate performance measurement and review, enable people engagement, improve internal and external communication, enhance collaboration and integration, support the development of a continuous improvement culture and foster innovation. Additional explorative and longitudinal research is required to understand the long-term impact of such approaches in both small and larger organisations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1571-1593
    Number of pages23
    JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
    Issue number6
    Early online date10 Feb 2015
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2016


    • performance management
    • visualisation
    • strategy
    • visual management

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