When execution of strategy fumbles, or fails…check your organization design again.

    Do you have the right structure?  Have you aligned functions, jobs, roles, responsibilities, tasks, activities and relationships based on your strategies?  Did you consider your Business Model and reviewing changes in your end-to-end (ETE) process?

    Choosing the right form of organization for your business is extremely important to your future success. The kind of organization your business will design will affect the effectiveness and success of your strategy deployment. Choosing which is the right business model for you depends on your unique situation too.  You have to figure out the right business structure with some rethinking from scratch—just like a fresh start—all over again since choosing the wrong one can create unnecessary inefficiencies that could threaten long term viability and sustainability.

    Looking Forward

    It pays well to build a realistic business direction for the future. Developing a strategy takes discipline, and foresight.  However, a sound strategy deployment plan ensures making the strategy  happen as designed.  You are bound to encounter challenges along the way regardless how well you prepared in advance.  The chance of successful implementation of  your strategy improves if the people  involved in creating the strategic plans are committed to seeing it through execution.

    Your strategic plans must be able to adapt as market conditions change.  And you must know when should you change it.  Meaningful priorities have to be set. Management should understand the need to pursue results.

    Achieving Goals

    Organizational structure plays an important role in achieving goals and results. Organizational structure allows for the chain of command. Department leaders are in charge of delegating tasks and projects to subordinates so the department can meet project deadlines toward a common goal.

    For productivity to be effective, it requires an overall organization design aligned with the business strategy and the market environment in which the business operates. The right business controls, the right flexibility, the right incentives, the right people, and the right resources must be in place.  No matter what strategy your organization pursues, the structure must support it to be successful.



    Posted on: February 5th, 2015 by READS Management Consulting