The need for coherence between Strategy and Daily operations
Leading companies realize they need a model that aligns strategy with daily operations and helps them stay resilient in the face of significant change (key finding from the PwC’s 2015 Global Operations Survey).
A critical starting point in this process is how an organization develops and maintains its operational capabilities. Fact amongst surveyed companies is that:
- 9% have no priorities for capability building;
- 55% work in silos, with each function making its own decisions on which capabilities matter most;
- 36% prioritize a few cross-functional capabilities at the company level and expect functional leaders to identify how they contribute to the mission.
These organizations would benefit from the Springboard methodology, a best practice for strategy execution. The Springboard methodology is all about establishing coherence between strategy and the daily operations in order to execute a strategy successfully and to respond pro-actively to a changing business environment. Applying the Springboard methodology:
- provides organizations with a best practice method to Strategy execution. It can be easily adopted and integrated into existing processes encompassing people, process and technology;
- de-clutters the existing operations of an organization. It deals with redundant and inefficient operations, uncontrolled projects and other barriers that prevent success and will bring focus back into the organization;
- maximizes the investment made in other best practices. Springbaord builds on a common language to integrate it as a capability layer complementing the existing operations within the organization;
- creates a pro-active organization that adapts to its changing business environment. It will support responding to upcoming threats as a team whilst at the same time benefit from opportunities through team effort;
- builds desire in the organization as result of a collaborative environment in the organisation with motivated Staff.
The Springboard-framework (see image) is the heart of the Springboard methodology. It forms the basis for successful Strategy execution. The framework helps management and staff look at their organization in a different way and to establish the required coherence. The strength of the framework lies in the fact that it is capable of combining all horizontal and vertical levels within an organization into one all-encompassing framework. Once in place, it provides structure and common understanding that will make executing your strategy successfully, much easier.
Our next blog on this topic will be: How the Springboard-framework establishes coherence within an organization.