Matching the control and evaluation system with the organizational strategy ensures the proper implementation of the strategy. Top level management should give necessary attention to build proper control and evaluation system. The following guidelines are recommended for proper control and evaluation;

  • Focused control: Control should involve only the minimum and specific amount of information needed to give a reliable picture of events. Too many controls may create confusion. More attention should be given to determine the standard of control and evaluation.
  • Meaningful activities and result: Control and evaluation should monitor only the meaningful activities and result. Qualitative and quantitative measures should be established for the proper result.
  • Early control: Controls should be timely so that corrective action can be taken before it is too late.
    Control Differentiation: Control mechanism should be different as per time frame and types of control.
  • Exceptional control: Control should aim at pinpointing the exceptions. Control should not be focused on general matters.
  • Corrective and reward linked: Control should emphasize the corrective action rather than punishment. It should emphasize the reward of meeting or exceeding standards rather than punishment.