"Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't."– Peter Drucker Gaps between intended outcomes and actual results exist in most organizations, typically because of a lack of alignment between strategy, the organization design that’s in place to support it, and the people expected to execute it.
We believe that
- Creating a strategy is relatively easy; executing a strategy is incredibly difficult.
- The key to executing strategy is clarifying the greatest sources of value creation and then systematically aligning priorities, initiatives and accountabilities to deliver results.
- In most businesses there are a few important or critical value drivers (capabilities and processes) that deserve management’s greatest focus and attention.
- We frequently use a Value Tree approach to identify the capabilities and processes that must be in place to execute strategy and deliver results. The process of developing the Value Tree always creates new insights and serves to align leaders around what’s most important in their business.
- Current and planned initiatives and investments can be prioritized based on their impact on intended outcomes and results.
- Gaps in alignment between strategy, organization design and talent are quickly revealed through the process -- allowing leaders to make the necessary adjustments.
- Improved performance in areas that matter most to creating value for the organization.
- A higher level of focus and discipline around the things that really matter.
- Greater integration and alignment across the organization: more realistic goals, the right organizational capabilities and talent in place, with each function pulling in the same direction.