Making it easy to contribute to a strategy

by Dr Neil Miller 31. January 2011 16:38
Many strategies fail when people are unable to effectively contribute, because they are unsure of what they need to do, when and with whom. Strategies are usually presented from the perspective of senior managers, who understand the context and what they are trying to achieve.  But most people involved say, “Just tell me where I fit into the strategy and what you want me to do!”  They don’t want to see all the complexity of a strategy; only what is relevant to them.   Strategy implementers need to ensure that the strategy is connected to each person involved... [More]

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Managing Unanticipated Actions

by Dr Neil Miller 7. January 2011 09:30
When you start implementing a plan, it is common for additional actions to be required that were not anticipated during planning.  Experience tells us that the way that these unanticipated actions are handled often determines the success of a strategy implementation. But why do unanticipated actions arise when we start to implement our plans?  During planning we reduce the scope of our considerations, so we can focus on the best way to achieve the plan goal.  But during implementation we focus on the best way to do plan actions along with everything else we are doing.  D... [More]

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