I personally think it was a good idea but things were not easy when we first use BSC. There were a lot of things that we need to redefine in order to make BSC works in the government sector as BSC were designed to be use in the private sector.
I would like to share articles by Paul Arveson that has helped me in understanding on how to implement BSC in the public sector. I would recommend these articles even if you are not in the public sector, just as an eye-opener. Those articles acted as guidelines on where to start and how public sector differs from private sector. But keep in mind as you read, as mentioned earlier, there are other things to consider and redefine especially when you are identifying the four perspectives and four processes.