We know that a strategy starts with the executive team and trickles down to management and finally the front line employees. Similar to the telephone game, we also know that a strategy is not always clearly communicated from the top of the pyramid to the bottom. Does this mean that training is the reason that execution fails? Communication? Lack of understanding by stakeholders?
In our experience, we find that it can be all of the above. We find that the executive team will tend to pull away from a new initiative when it appears to be working, but this may be too early in the process to ensure that things truly take root. If executives stop focusing on an initiative, the team may take this as a sign that they no longer need to focus as well.
At the end of the day, execution will be strong only when there is a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Focused) plan that is followed through to completion. Habits take time and a single training session simply wont do in this day and age.
Do you have an initiative you are looking to initiate? Dees Management can help you align all stakeholders and give your program every chance of succeeding!