The biggest impediment to strategy
implementation is the traditional functional mindset of many senior
executives. Changing only one or two things seldom brings any
organizational change. There are no "magic
bullets" that would change entire organizations...
Lack of Systems Thinking and Action
Everything is connected
to everything else. You can never do just one thing. Changing one
strategic element has a ripple effect that impacts other parts
corporate strategy, which in
turn have their own ripple effects, and so on.
strategic plan into
action that bring
desired organizational outcomes requires incorporating numerous
variables: organizational arrangements, social factors,
individual behavior, processes, and technology.
systems thinking –
the ability to see
business as a whole
including the many different types of relationships between the many
elements in a complex system – is thus a major impediment to
successful strategy implementation.
Organizational Resistance To Change
Strategy implementation is inextricably connected with
change. All organizations
resist change and
try to maintain the status quo, sometimes even if it yields