All four of the problems mentioned below are people-related issues:
- Managers are trained to plan, not execute.
- Some top executives do not see themselves as responsible for implementation of the strategies they formulate.
- Strategy execution happens over a much longer time frame than strategy formulation.
- Strategy execution involves more people than strategy formulation.
BOTTOMLINE: Strategy Execution issues are mainly about People Alignment. The execution of a strategy very often fails because leaders do not focus on the critical issue of aligning the people to the strategy and the processes.