Johansen’s, a large high-end department store, has just completed its first year under a new scorecard system for evaluation of manager performance. The manager of Store 51 has traditionally been one of the company’s top-performing managers from a financial standpoint, but his overall performance rating has declined due to performance along nonfinancial dimensions. Using a role-playing exercise, the managers at the performance summit must discuss his performance in the context of a new performance evaluation system, measurement issues around the nonfinancial metrics, and retention concerns. An alternative version of this case, (UVA-C-2371) takes a more traditional case method pedagogical approach to the same material.
Darden Business Publishing – University of Virginia