The Chaos of Implementing Strategy


My associate Robin Speculand just sent me an email with some factoidal stuff and some of his really solid ideas on implementing strategy. You can find his website here.

I thought that a quick summary of some of his information was certainly worthy of an illustration, so here goes.

Here is the Big Picture as viewed with our Square Wheels wagon metaphor:

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and here are the statistics that support this view of the world…

Our research revealed that due to the economic situation many companies have been forced to revisit their strategy and vision over the last 24 months. Startling is that 80% of leaders feel their company is good at crafting strategy but only 44% are confident that it will be implemented successfully. It is concerning that 70% of the leaders interviewed spend less than 12 hours in a month reviewing the strategy and its implementation and only 5% of staff members have a basic understanding of their company’s strategy.

 

Yeah, the Leader might know the way, but how is everyone else doing in all this!

Here is the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine view of how this happens:

LD Land Rush yellow Free Land

 

 

Scott Simmerman, Expedition Leader for Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine Team Building Exercise

Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant.

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