More than three-quarters of global CEOs are planning on transforming their organizations. Yet nearly half believe that their organizations are unprepared to successfully execute strategic change. While leadership has confidence in the strategic path forward, far fewer believe that their people understand the strategic direction. Failure to align all business units, processes and functions around a coherent, unified strategy can result in dissatisfied customers, disrupted supply chains, cost inefficiencies and diminished value. The path to success is often blocked by an alignment gap -- an unclear case for change, failure to promote critical behaviors, and a lack of necessary management information.
Aligning the organization and your people to strategy is fundamental to successful execution. Achieving alignment is not easy, however -- no matter how savvy the leadership team. But there is a successful model for closing the alignment gap and realizing the full potential of your strategic vision. Leading companies fill the gap between articulation of the strategy and the underlying operating model itself – the people, process, organization and technology. They clearly communicate priorities and trade-offs to the rest of the organization informing day-to-day decision making. They tie business and individual performance goals to key strategic success metrics. They account for all risks associated with the strategy and execution of it. And they seek to embed specific behaviors that are most critical to realizing the strategy.
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