The Struggle With Strategy Implementationby Ahmad Salih
Director, Strategy and Corporate Affairs
Translating strategy into action is crucial to achieving organizational objectives. However, the complex nature of organizations makes strategy implementation an extremely challenging process. Academic research and anecdotal complaints from managers show that most companies struggle with strategy implementation. Common obstacles to strategy implementation that have been reported in the literature include problems with planning, resource management, conflicting priorities, and communication. However, these barriers might be the symptoms to deeper and systemic problems. Ahmad will share his thoughts on how companies should dig deeper to uncover some wicked and less visible barriers to strategy implementation.