Unclear Business Strategies Are Too Difficult to Execute
While it seems like common sense that unclear business strategies are too difficult to execute, leadership team after leadership team continues to think that twenty clear strategic initiatives equate to strategic clarity. When you ask employees, that perception could not be further from the truth.
How to Increase Your Odds for Strategic Success
Overly complex strategies rarely take off or get implemented. The sad thing is we know that, instead of being the exception, this situation holds true the majority of the time.
What is Strategic Clarity?
Not only must your strategy outline clear and compelling choices about where to play and what actions to take…it must also be understood, believable and implementable enough by all key stakeholders. You will know your strategy is ready for action when employees understand how their work directly contributes, believe it will lead to successful results, and know the entire company is fully committed to it.
How to Avoid Unclear Business Strategies
Here are four critical “musts” for putting together a business strategy that can be successfully executed:
The Bottom Line
Don’t fall on the wrong side of the statistics that weigh against the successful implementation of your strategy. Start with a strategic plan that is simple and clear and that has been designed with input and challenges from multiple levels and departments. Then keep a steady focus on the end vision and provide the means to get there.
To learn more about avoiding the traps associated with unclear business strategies, download 7 Ways to Stress Test Your Strategic Clarity
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