Another great way to determine how well your organization is positioned to successfully implement the strategy is to pay attention to who is representing and defending the interests of the competitive strategy in meetings. Where is it being driven from?
Now, before you move on to rattling off the company line, spend a couple weeks observing.
How much time gets dedicated to ACTIVELY guiding strategy and observing it from a macro level… all of the pieces? And by whom?
In meetings, what % of the senior 2-3 levels of leadership actively connect the conversation back to strategic objectives?
Who guides the direction of the strategy – does it come from the middle or the top?
When push comes to shove, does your financial budget reflect strategic priorities?
Do the people that guide the strategy have a direct link to the CEO?