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Aligning Strategy with Execution

 

Can you execute that strategy- put it into action through the right day- to- day processes, operations, culture and technologies? At Validity we know how to make strategy execution a long-term core competency in your company.

 

Aligning Strategy with Execution

Aligning Planning and Execution

Explicit" strategy is the one you read about in your company's planning memos and PowerPoint slides. The second, "implicit" strategy, is what emerges when middle managers and line employees attempt to execute the explicit strategy.

 

Shape Strategy With Simple Rules, Not Complex Frameworks

Successful companies shape their high-level strategies by relying not on complicated frameworks but on simple rules of thumb.

 

 

Execution as Strategy

Many emerging-market multinationals are demonstrating a surprising ability to surmount business challenges that developed-world companies have avoided or given up on.

 

Area of Expertise:

Too many CEOs and leaders are uncertain about their role in executing strategy. By not relegating the execution of strategy, a company can achieve consensus and commitment across the leadership team, establish and preserve integrity of the strategy and engage the work force.

During Strategic Execution, companies invest considerable resources and leadership time towards building alignment, mindset and capability. Methods that rely on one-way communication and create missed engagement at a deep intuitive level. Result in a strategy that sounds good in principle but starts to scatter and lose focus.  Validity uses customized business simulations and leadership interventions in strategy execution to engage people more deeply in the strategy, accelerate implementation, break silos, and drive purposeful results.  

Our Approach:

Leadership – A leadership team that is unified around the strategy is the most important prerequisite for successful strategy execution. Moving beyond a sense of responsibility to one’s own department and embracing a sense of cabinet responsibility for the whole enables your company to navigate through strategic challenges. Validity helps leadership teams align, engage, and become accountable for the organizations strategic priorities. Strategy typically requires new levels of cross-functional integration. It is essential to understand, interpret, and develop an acute responsibility to the environment in which your company operates. Validity helps your company identify the key changes in organizational culture required by emerging strategic priorities and the changing business environment

Live the Strategy. Too many strategies never get executed because they remain closely guarded secrets of the leadership team. To be effective, strategy must be shared with the workforce. Validity in collaboration with your leadership team; help craft key strategic messages that can create purpose, momentum and engagement. Many successful organizations believe that even people who perform non-strategic (but vital) roles should know the general outline of the strategy so they can become more engaged and find ways to contribute. Simply knowing the story of the strategy, which itself is a powerful motivational force, people like to be able to see their individual roles in making a difference.  Validity helps align the performance reward and recognition systems with strategy execution earlier in the process.  The Chief Execution Officer participates in this communication process by helping translate the strategy into a set of measureable objectives that guide behavior and strategic investments across your company.

Strategic Plan

Optimize Through Strategic Measurement. Once the strategy is set, and the leadership team is aligned, engaged and accountable; a system of strategic measurements must be established. Validity helps your company in developing systematic measurement criteria for follow up on strategy execution.  Most companies have access to far too much information, but do not make use of it in manner that optimizes their strategy. Align the performance reward and recognition systems with strategy execution earlier in the process.