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Sloppy Goals and Objectives: Lethal to Strategy Implementation

by Vic Tang The core idea of strategy is to do something. The doing is implementation. Our hypotheses are that properly framed goals and objectives significantly enable the effectiveness of doing. And that conversely, sloppy goals and objectives dramatically exacerbate the strategy-to-implementation gap. Therefore, the central theme of this article is how to systematically specify clear goals […]

The Missing Sociotechnical Systems Elements for Strategy to Implementation

by George Roth and Eric Rebentisch Challenges arise when leaders are making decisions at one time and place and the efforts to carry them out are with others elsewhere in another time and place. Whether that elsewhere is in another galaxy or organization, these are recurring parallels for strategy and its implementation in business organizations. These failures are […]

Impedances that Cause Strategy-to-Implementation Gaps

by Vic Tang On the subject of the strategy-to-implementation gap, we adopt a new tactic. Instead of concentrating on success factors, we focus on the factors that can predict unsatisfactory and failed implementations. We intend to reason systematically and methodically to avoid disadvantages of crude “buy low, sell high” type maxims and proverbs. Specifically, we […]

Four Dimensions to Understanding Strategy to Implementation

by Vic Tang This article is about framing a reasoned and disciplined approach to understand the strategy and strategy implementation literature, the body of work from academia, consultants, practitioners, and writers. We are motivated to do this because their output is so vast that even a gross taxonomy can help us to more efficiently distill the knowledge […]

Video: Strategy AND Implementation – Developing Distinctive Capabilities Through Integrated Strategy Efforts (2018 CSO Summit Presentation)

Dr. Rebentisch shared the presentation “Strategy AND Implementation – Developing Distinctive Capabilities Through Integrated Strategy Efforts” at 2018 Chief Strategy Officer Summit. The talk draws on past and on-going research at MIT to walk through an integrated strategy and implementation cycle that includes strategy formulation, implementation planning, execution, and the development if distinctive capabilities – sources […]

Video: Sloppy Goals and Objectives: Lethal to Strategy Implementation

Presented by Vic Tang at the SDM Symposium: Characterizing the Gap 2018 on May 1, 2018

Video: Developing Distinctive Capabilities to Navigate Strategy-to-Implementation

Presented by George Roth at the SDM Symposium: Characterizing the Gap 2018 on May 1, 2018

Video: Guidelines for Getting from Strategy to its Implementation

Presented by George Roth at the SDM Symposium: Characterizing the Gap 2018 on April 30, 2018

Video: The Strategy-to-Implementation Gap is a Disease

Presented by Vic Tang at the SDM Symposium: Characterizing the Gap 2018 on April 30, 2018

Video: Four Perspectives to Understanding Strategy

Presented by Vic Tang at the SDM Symposium: Characterizing the Gap 2018 on April 30, 2018