Balanserat styrkort : Att förmedla vision och strategier inom divisionen för flygtrafiktjänst vid svenska Luftfartsverket
The purpose of this essay is to investigate how well vision and strategies communicates from division level to underlying business unit levels with focus on the Balanced Scorecard Concept. The investigation was carried out within the ANS division and two of its underlying business units at the LFV Group (Swedish Airports and Air Navigation Services). ANS is responsible for the air navigation services in Sweden and the production of the services is carried out of the business units AER (En Route) and ATA (Tower and Approach). With Air Navigation Services means supervision and conducting air traffic mainly within national air space. The purpose of the services is to insure that air traffic could be carried out in a safe way.The Balanced Scorecard was introduced for the first time in the beginning of the 1990´s. The authors behind the concept were Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton. The Balanced Scorecard, as a management tool, considers not only financial targets but take into account non financial targets as well because they have also a great influence on an organizations performance. The purpose of the scorecard concept is to deliver a balanced picture of organizations performance indicators, which gives information of key elements today, tomorrow and in the future. The LFV Group and its division ANS implemented the scorecard concept in the middle 1990´s and today the scorecard is a corn stone in the business process.During several years Kaplan and Norton have developed the scorecard concept, especially with a focus to communicate a clear message throughout the organization. The latest compliment to the Balanced Scorecard is the Strategy Map. The Strategy Map is a single document and it has a main objective to explain the strategy. To do that the Strategy Map describe how local defined targets are connected to and contributes to the overall target for the organization.To establish a picture of how ANS mediates vision and strategies to the underlying business units AER and ATA and how the message will be understood by the employees the authors of this essay have done several interviews and one opinion poll.To communicate vision and strategies ANS establish a business plan for the whole division. ANS business plan is then a guiding star when the business units establish their business plans. The division and the business unit’s business plans are therefore very similar to each other and the structure is based on the Balanced Scorecard concept.We have found out in this investigation that the communication of vision and strategies works well between division management and the underlying business units and its management with today’s application of the Balanced Scorecard. On the other hand the communication of vision and strategies with the scorecard concept to all employees is unsatisfactory. Workforce on underlying units below the management level have an unclear picture of the Balanced Scorecards function in the management process with purpose to send a clear message of vision on strategies.The application of the scorecard concept is not similar for all units within the ANS. One unit for example has developed a Strategy Map to explain the strategy focus for the employees, other unit’s works more conventional with the basic concept of the scorecard. A more similar leadership could give a more positive effect and send a clear view to all employees. Through competence and contacts within the organization there are opportunities for education and development of the scorecard concept for the ANS division.
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:balanced scorecard strategy map air navigation services single european sky service profit chain
Date of Publication:08/10/2006