The ability to execute is a principal quality of organizations that become and remain great.
As increasingly volatile environments pressure executives and their teams to adjust their strategies more frequently, successful execution is more critical than ever.
Based on more than 30 years of experience working with executives leading strategy implementation, we see three typical organization barriers that prevent execution: speed, siloes, and the struggle for employees to understand what a new strategy really looks like. We also uncovered three key levers for leaders to pull to make the greatest impact on employees’ ability to connect strategy and execution: alignment, mindset, and capability.
In this paper, we’ll explore the three main challenges organizations face and the three critical elements leaders need to deploy to ensure great execution.