Only eight companies are designated as all-stars for their performance in all five of the ranking's main components

Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc., No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the Management Top 250 ranking for 2020, are among just eight companies designated as all-stars for their performance in all five of the ranking's main components.

The Management Top 250 ranking, developed by the Drucker Institute, measures corporate effectiveness by examining performance in five categories: customer satisfaction, employee engagement and development, innovation, social responsibility and financial strength.

Eight companies scored at least one standard deviation above the mean in all five categories, meaning their scores were in the top 15% to 20% for more than 800 companies studied by Drucker. Most of these all-stars are technology companies, but Procter & Gamble Co., Merck & Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. also made the cut.

In addition to its top overall score, Microsoft had the highest scores for social responsibility and financial strength.

See the list of Management Top 250 all-stars for 2020 below. You can also explore the full, detailed rankings here. In the coming weeks we'll take a look at the leaders in each of the five categories and the companies whose scores improved the most from the previous year.

--Gerard Yates

 

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February 02, 2021 10:06 ET (15:06 GMT)

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