Miller’s Monday Morning Message

Andrew MillerMiller’s Monday Morning Message
presented by ACM Consulting Inc.

Andrew Miller on operational excellence, strategy, life balance and everything in between

Toronto – January 13, 2014

We are constantly hearing about new ideas and new strategies to improve the way our organizations operate. We may hear something at an industry conference or read about it in a book. But we often don’t implement that idea effectively enough and this is usually because we don’t test the idea effectively enough to give it a chance for success.

Testing the idea doesn’t mean taking a long and arduous process to identify every single activity that is required. But it does mean taking a disciplined approach to making a decision whether the idea should be implemented. Here are five questions you should consider before implementing a new strategy within your organization:
  1. Does the strategy align with the direction that my organization is going?
  2. What impact would the strategy have for my organization?
  3. What do I need to do to achieve that impact?
  4. Does the organization have the capability to implement the strategy successfully?
  5. Who should be accountable for achieving that results?
These questions take you through a simple process to ensure that the new strategy aligns with your overall strategy, that there is a good reason for using organizational resources on the new strategy, and that the organization has the opportunity to actually achieve those results. Take a few minutes with your senior team and apply these questions to a new idea or strategy you would like to implement and see if they helps look at the strategy from all sides.

They should help to eliminate some ideas that may sound good, but would end up being a waste of valuable time and resources.

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