YOUR STRATEGIC PROJECTS DON’T MAKE THE PROGRESS YOU NEED?
You would like to reach your objectives faster? Lead a committed team to clearly defined objectives and watch as progress unfolds?
84% of all failed business strategies, did not succeed because of poor execution. How does this happen? Once a strategy has been decided upon, the strategic plan is followed with enthusiasm, until more pressing, daily issues are treated with priority. Less progress is made every day, the focus shifts back to managing the present rather than the future. Finally, the strategic plan disappears into the drawer.
Sounds familiar? Well, you are not alone.
Good execution is a real challenge. What is needed, for sound execution, are clearly defined target states, the elaboration of the strategic gap across several fields of action, OKR definitions, OKR management, and most likely some guidance and coaching along the way. But this alone is not enough of course. You need quick successes, commitment teams, etc., etc.
Do you want to achieve new targets, implement a new strategy, answer to the actions of your competitors or market changes? Then you will have to (most likely) change the way you do things today. Different results require different actions. Same old, same old, will result in downturn eventually. Managers, who want to make progress quickly, have to break out of their prison of experience of everyday management and follow new paths. This also means that new methods are needed to launch projects, lead teams and generate progress.
Successful organisations have usually worked out very efficient ways to produce or deliver their products and services. They are often market leaders with high quality results and a low cost basis. These organisations find it incredibly difficult to adapt quickly to change. They are hesitant to try new things, to do things differently. They quickly fall back to old patterns when they do. They are prisoners of their experience. People think and act within the frame of excellence the corporation has established. Employees give in to the urge of using methods and tools that are familiar and have proven to be successful, are excepted within the organisation. The consequence: The same results as before.
In volatile times, organisations need to continuously change and adapt, if they want to remain market leaders in the future. Agility, focus and speed, are the three most essential success factors for execution. “In real life, strategy is actually very straightforward. You pick a general direction and implement it like a hell.” says Jack Welch. Henceforth, teams need to be forced to leave their state of comfort, to go new ways, to do things differently, if what they want are different results.
Do you want progress and results quickly? Do you want a strategy implementation that works? Then let’s talk.