Ready, Aim, Aim, Aim…

Ready, Aim, Aim, Aim…

Any planning is only worthwhile if it is properly executed. A client recently said that they would “prefer an 80% plan 100% executed, rather than a 100% plan 50% executed.”

The world of architecture provides a great analogy. Architects look to partner with contractors they know can effectively execute their plans; after all it will be their name (and reputation) on the building. Some architects will require that they have a final say in who is awarded a project so that the design can be effectively realized. They know that ultimately their design is only going to be as good as the person who builds it. Effective and clear communication is a key ingredient here; though I’ll save that topic for a future post.

The same is true for other businesses. If you don’t have the right people doing the right things correctly, then your enterprise and profitability will suffer. Slow top line growth indicates a need to revisit strategy. A slim bottom line indicates a need to improve execution. Effective execution ensures that all resources (assets, people, cash, etc) are being employed appropriately and in alignment with strategy. One can not exist nor succeed without the other.inflatable tents

How are you driving effective execution?
What is your organization doing to make sure that execution is in alignment with and directly impacting your overall strategic vision for growth?

By Elizabeth Crook

President of Orchard Advisors, Certified Gazelles Coach, works with executives and management teams to grow profitability and satisfaction.

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