Every Manager today is confronted with the dilemma between “Planning” and “Execution”.
Since failing to plan, leads to planning to fail, it is obvious that making strategies and plans is critical. But it is even more critical to turn these into
ACTION, DECISIONS and IMPLEMENTATION.
Because even an excellent plan without execution afterwards, is a waste of time, waste of energy and only creates frustration.
So, in order to push into EXECUTION, the following questions – as reminders – can help to overcome the trap and to make sure that your company will be successful:
Do your front-line employees understand how the projects they work on day-to-day,
drive strategic initiatives and impact the organisation overall?
Do your leaders have visibility into the status, both quantitative and qualitative, of the day-to-day activities of middle management and front-line employees? Do they have the data they need, in the appropriate context, to make informed decisions?
Is there one clear owner who is responsible for tracking the progress of a single initiative? How do you ensure updates are on time and accurate?
Is everyone collaborating on the right things, and in the right direction? Is there a record of progress accessible to everyone?
Mobilising your teams – today even more than ever – and being consistent in turbulent times, is a must. So, make it clear for your colleagues, make them understand and finally make them 100% committed.