05 May 2009

Balanced Scorecard planning and achieving goals

One thing that I am very satisfied with is how some local committees (like University of Oslo and NHH) are driving forward the initiative to implement Balanced Scorecard as a planning and management tool in their AIESEC committees.

A couple of weeks ago I was in the AIESEC University of Oslo planning weekend and I could see how much preparation the local executive board put into it. I am very proud with what they are doing, going step by step, from vision to implementation plan. It's quite a step to use BSC in AIESEC Norway, since our planning process was not very good, especially at local committees.

It was also very satisfying to see them being ambitious and realistic at the same time, making me really confident if there's one local commitee who can achieve its' goals, for sure its University of Oslo. If they achieve their goals, they envision to be the biggest local committee in AIESEC Norway sending norwegian students to professional exchanges abroad.

It's extremelly rewarding for me to see the change in University of Oslo mindset and I trully believe a lot of it comes from a better recruitment and selection (so the new executive board is better than the previous and the current should be worst than the next one and so on), which I have some part on it. Another reason is because people understand more the AIESEC way and understand the importance of realizing more exchanges to achieve our vision and mission.

Unfortunatelly, a good planning don't need to get University of Oslo to the results they aim necessarilly. Even if they have the best plan, they still need one crucial thing: execution.

If they manage to track the plan, review it when necessary and put their strategies into action, then I am 100% confident they will achieve.

But that's the hardest part.

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. - Peter Drucker

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