The reasons why most businesses fail is not strategy - it's execution.
"Knowing what to do isn't the problem - doing it is!"
Six Disciplines is the first sustainable program for strategy-driven execution.
How was Six Disciplines designed? (Taken from Six Disciplines for Excellence - page 55)
- Those in the business know it best. The Six Disciplines Methodology is optimized to draw priorities and decisions out of the team members in the business; it does not suggest what their priorities should be.
- A commitment to discipline exists within the organization. Leadership needs to be willing to take an orderly apprach to learning how to plan and execute better.
- People trust each other. Team members must be wulling to work through conflict and challenges with openness and honesty.
- People are born to innovate. Innovation is just another name for problem-solving, and every team member has the innate ability - and desire - to solve problems.
- Principles of excellence transcend type of business. Even though product and service businesses are very different, they're still made up of - people. Setting priorities, and helping people learn to innovate and meet those priorities - involves basic "business-building" disciplines that can be applied to all types of businesses.