All organizations have strategies that help them define their approach to competing on the market. In the corporate world the development of strategy is one important aspect of executive management while successful implementation of that strategy is a second. Solid strategies, that can compete on the market, should be implemented throughout the organization creating deep alignment and competitive advantages. Breaking strategies into executive, managerial, and employee functions helps in finding an improvement blueprint. The far majority of strategies don't fail at actual design but fail during the implementation process. As strategies are implemented throughout the organization they do not move deep enough to ensure that actions are integrated with operations. Understanding the activities needed at each level of the organization has its benefits for implementation and management. The process of breaking down strategy into definable actions helps companies convert employee actio
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Author: Bill Davis, MA, CM Organizations are not static; they are fluid and in a constant state of change. Innovation to create positive growth and successful change is ongoing. Organizations find themselves experiencing endless cycles of change and change continuums where learning and innovation are the norm. As they learn and grow, past experiences are examined and analyzed; forecasts and economic models are put in place to determine possible futures, and teams are formed as well as ad hoc committees to examine past, present and future situations. Change occurs at many levels of the organizations. It occurs at the organizational level, within groups and teams and at individual levels. Creating successful change is the goal, and organizations work to build on the right leadership, strategies, culture, structure and systems. For example, Zappos, a highly successful billion dollar online shoe and clothing retailer knows this well. In the Forbes article, “Tony Hsieh On Hi
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A successful organizational strategy requires the fundamental changing of behavioral patterns and economic structure to meet environmental needs. Executives have developed the ability to adjust policies & procedures, communicate their needs, and implement strategic approaches but often fail to understand the cultural significance of employee thought patterns in achieving their results. It is the agreement of employees and their ability to understand the economic rules of their organizations that will determine how successful the company will become. By understanding what motivates employees to perform, encourage proper behavior through satisfaction, and helps them find solutions to problems through innovation an organization create a more efficient system that can compete effectively in the market. Each organization is a socio-economic hub that maintains cultural vantage points that will determine either its success or its failure through specific employee behaviors.