CREATE FLOW IN STRATEGY EXECUTION

The great thing about making strategic plans is that they help shape your future and often energize your organization.
The great thing about making strategic plans is that they help shape your future and often energize your organization.
TELL, RHYTHM, ADAPTABILITY

You surely recognize the feeling of excitement and drive after discussing the pursuit of future ambitions?
However, making plans is nothing more than a time-consuming energizer when there is no focused follow-through.

Successful execution of strategy needs to combine Tell, Rhythm and Adaptability. 

The challenge

The actual tenor of this challenge will differ for each organization. Common errors include: 

  • creating a strategy in isolation (no feedback from customers or employees), 
  • over-focusing on dreams without making any real commitments, 
  • having gaps in talent or leadership, 
  • disregarding one’s own identity as an organization and its current strengths, 
  • a lack of consequences for not living up to promises, 
  • and/or not being able to adapt to new circumstances.  

Test your readiness for strategy execution

At InContext we discuss three common enablers with executives and senior leaders. These enablers are Tell, Rhythm and Adaptability. Put together, these three elements create a foundation for clients in relation to who they are, and what they need to focus on. 

These enablers are crucial for successful strategy implementation - as it is often these that promote success, rather than the excellence of the strategy.

Tell

Telling your strategic story in a coherent and compelling way. You know where to play:

  • Identity, focus, purpose and commitments
  • Clear, inspirational and visualized story to tell 
  • Visualized roadmap 

You know how to win:

  • Capabilities are in place, gaps are identified, and all are aware of their roles
  • A winning culture with a sense of belonging and people who know how to be successful 
  • Aligned structures and simple working methods and processes 

Strategic breakthrough

InContext supports creating strategic breakthroughs with (up and coming) executives in your organization, through:

  • Coaching in defining your strategy, assessing your readiness and designing your future journey
  • Guiding or being part of the strategic initiative and transition team
  • Prepare and help with launching your strategic story
Rhythm

Following-through in execution and leadership. You have a focus on the bigger picture:

  • Alignment of choices and where the real added value is to be found and prioritize, prioritize, prioritize
  • Leadership believes in and is supportive of style 

You have performance mechanism in place:

  • Rhythm of quarterly / monthly updates
  • Capabilities in place and developed
  • Transparency on performance 

And success stories, proven concepts and failures shared:

  • Ability to display and share great initiatives and achievement
  • Test & learn mentality 

Strategic breakthrough

InContext supports creating strategic breakthroughs with (up and coming) executives in your organization, through:

Adaptability

You create space for great ideas, improvements and have real conversations about your performance, by creating room for honesty and real conversations:

  • What is blocking us? How can we become more successful? Implement a feedback culture 
  • Having a trusting culture in place so that people can bring their real selves to work 

Being adaptable in the face of new insights/ideas:

  • Goals are set with room for employees to stretch their ambitions 
  • At least 10% of time is allocated for innovation  

Strategic breakthrough

InContext supports creating strategic breakthroughs with (up and coming) executives in your organization, through:

  • Training in how to have a real conversation and give feedback
  • Team coaches guiding in how to work more effectively

Do you want to beat your strategy execution challenge?

Contact: Stanley Wylenzek
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