It is one thing to define an organizational strategy and quite another to deliver it.
With your executive team, reflect on the following statements:
- We have an action plan to rectify deficiencies in strategy definition, alignment, governance and execution
- Senior executives and delivery teams have a shared understanding of how to achieve strategic alignment
- Strategic goals are clear and measurable, and wide enough to remain valid for the next three years
On a scale of 1 (fully disagree) to 10 (fully agree), where do you stand?
If you rated each statement around 6 or 7, then your organization is not doing too badly. However, there are still plenty of room for improvement. Conversely, if at least one statement was rated as 5 or lower, then examine how your organizational strategy aligns (or not) with various strategic initiatives.