The most difficult aspect of strategy for most companies, is the implementation. Having strategic goals is a good start, but now you have to put them into motion.
The key to successfully implementing your strategy is to embed it into your daily operations. That takes focus and discipline throughout the organization.
DETERMINE KEY PRIORITIES
If everything is called a priority, then nothing is. In fact, what’s worse is that people at lower levels, faced with the impossible task of trying to respond to everything, end up deciding what is important based on their more limited sense of the company’s strategy and their ability to get things done.
By clarifying the few Key Priorities, leadership teams appropriately delegate priority-setting to their people, which gets everyone on the same page.