Strategy Acceleration

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Focus.

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Alignment.

The purpose of Strategy Acceleration is to create focus and alignment throughout your organization. Howwe helps teams commit to clear, impactful goals and to be more proactive with work on a weekly basis.

Why does executing strategies often fail?

Let’s start by asking a question: why does executing a strategy often fail? MIT made a study to find out why. They asked the CEO to name their companies’ three most important strategic initiatives, and when they went out into the organizations on different levels asking the same question looking for the same answers.

What MIT found out was that already on the executive level only 51% of asked colleagues could give the same answers. While going down in the organization this problem amplifies, and on the employee-level only 13% could give the same answer as the CEO.

Why is this a problem? While the executives not being aligned is a problem, the majority of employees don’t even know what to focus on, it will be impossible for them to execute on your strategy.

The remedy

The remedy of this problem is to implement Strategy Acceleration within your company. This means that you clear up what’s the most important goals for your organization, define what needs to be done to get there, and align your co-workers to get there together.

This is where the Howwe® way of working comes into play.

Learn how to succeed with strategy acceleration

 

Would you like to know how your company can improve its ability to change in step with the world around you? Would you like to be able to measure execution and link it to financial results? Would you like to know how to create more time for strategy execution?

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Take part in our hands-on blog series and learn how to actually execute and succeed with strategies, based on the book Strategy Acceleration.

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF STRATEGY ACCELERATION

70% of all change processes go belly up. Nine out of ten implementations fail. 67% of the strategy implementations fall through because of poor execution. We can continue listing tragic numbers, but we think you already got the point.

Read the Strategy Acceleration blog series and learn how to master the art of executing strategy, starting here. 

THE DEFINITION OF STRATEGY EXECUTION

A company’s strategy is all about creating direction and focus, for management as well as the whole organization. The strategy execution is the work or process that will achieve the strategy, the way forward. But what does strategy accelration really mean? And what are typical strategical initiatives?

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF STRATEGY EXECUTION

When it comes to strategy execution, it’s clear that we’ve come a long way and there are several important lessons that can be learned from looking back at history. This blog series is about succeeding with strategy acceleration but before we move on, let’s start with a short historical look at strategy work.

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TRADITIONAL STRATEGY EXECUTION VS STRATEGY ACCELERATION

Too many companies fail with their strategy execution, something we brought up in earlier posts.  To understand how not to fall into the same trap as so many others we will start by looking at what it is that they do – what differentiates traditional strategy execution from strategy acceleration. We will share our knowledge and experience on this topic in the following blog posts, starting with the fundamental aspect – Time. 

Read the Strategy Acceleration blog series here.