Do You Create Implementable Strategies for Your Team?
Strategies that do not get implemented are frustrating for everyone. To move forward, leaders need to create implementable strategies for their team that are clear, believable, and possible in your unique circumstances. Effective strategies set you and your team up to get from where you are to where you want to be.
To be implementable, strategies must be clear and simple enough to communicate effectively across the organization.
3 Ways to Create Implementable Strategies for Your Team
The fundamental way to achieve strategic goals is to break them down into meaningful, worthwhile, and challenging but achievable objectives that can be tracked and measured during a corporate strategy retreat. Sounds easy — but this is where so many leadership teams fall short. They don’t know how to craft good strategic objectives. Without them, there is no true guide to follow and no way to assign enough accountability.
— Do you have a common understanding of what “Point A” represents?
— Do all key stakeholders agree upon the key complications that the company faces?
— Can everyone describe the critical few implications of not successfully executing your strategic vision?
Whatever your ultimate goals, a successful strategy clearly defines how success and failure will be measured at the individual, team, and organizational levels. Without strategic clarity, it is almost impossible to align performance management and reward systems with strategic objectives.
Does everyone agree with where you are headed and why?
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The Bottom Line
With clear, believable, and implementable strategic objectives, you will know where to play and what actions to take. This is how a company strategy comes to life, effective decisions get made, and resources get allocated to the right priorities.
To learn more about creating strategies that will be successfully implemented across your company, download 3 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Cascading Your Corporate Strategy
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