Implementation addresses the who, where, when, and how to deliver your plan. Without implementation, the plan is a to-do list that never gets answered. Overwhelm and accountability are often the two key failings of a strategic plan being actioned, so getting it right increases the chances of success massively.
If you have made the time to plan, make the time to implement. Make sure your plan is in line with your vision, get buyin, share the load, create accountability expecations, short and long term deadlines, celebrate the milestones and know when to deviate and when to hold firm.
Now its time to map the plan our in the business with everything we currently know including the budgets, resources and capabilities we know we will need during the period planned for.
If your strategic plan requires specialist skills or extra resource we can provide that support over a short or long term relationship. From supporting your communication to the team to the delivery of new marketing and sales initiatives.
As part of your strategy, there is likely to be a strong focus on sustainable sales growth. We can support you through the marketing strategy, brand communications and digital lead generation development.
A critical element of implementation is the buyin and accountability communicated to your wider team. The way you communicate could be part of your vision and values so that it is embedded in culture through interesting and memorable tools and experiences.
This how we manage expectations around growth. Are we all doing what we said we would meet our strategic objectives and key goals? Introducing meeting rhythms, personal growth plans, company updates and KPI tracking are all part of the growth process.
With so much change afoot there is likely to be moments when the leadership experience overwhelm. This should not be dismissed as being busy, but stretching of their current mindset where some will thrive and some will struggle. If the leadership team isn’t on its game. Everything else falls down.
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