Part of the larger business process in strategic planning is including a Execution Plan that guides the organization is how to apply, follow and adapt the strategic plan. As important as a solid strategic plan is, it is only useful if the execution is equal to the strategy. No one piece can stand alone.
Elements of an execution plan include the some of these key elements.
- Transition Planning and Management - that portion of the plan that acknowledges a company does not turn on a dime and needs determine pace and method of converting to the new Strategy. Is it a big roll-out or a slow and easy transition? Is it public or privately communicated and how do customers and employees need to see this transition
- Messaging - messaging is both a part of the transition planning as well as a stand alone component. The words, images and urgency as just some of the key things to keep in mind when you share this new strategy and get people on board.
- Organizational planning - Does the strategic plan call for a flat organization or a highly ridged and vertically oriented team? Knowing how to structure the team to fit the effort is key
- Management Principles - in part of the strategy, determining the companies values and principles is key. Now it becomes necessary to make sure the organization is included in these ideals as they embody the culture of the organization.
RPS helps you build an execution plan as part of the your strategic plan or as a separate governance component to the overall business approach.