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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The Disconnect Between Strategy And Execution

While all of us agree there's a disconnect between strategy formulation and strategy execution, the developers of the Balanced Scorecard (Robert Kaplan and David Norton) offer up this terrifying observation:

  • On average, 95% of a company's employees are unaware of, or do not understand, its strategy.
Of course, it doesn't have to be that way.

Many companies have achieved performance breakthoughs by using systems, tools and technologies to help them guide and monitor the execution of their strategies.

BOTTOMLINE: For small businesses with limited resources, very few options exist that enable a top performing company to maintain its edge over time. One option that takes a holistic approach is the Six Disciplines Leadrship Center. It takes a systematic business-building methodology that is cyclical, repeatable and measurable. It also takes Internet technologies that make the method practical. Finally, it takes a local experienced business coach, one who is an expert in the business-building methodology who can help keep the team members within an organization on track, showing them how to have sustainable execution.

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