Make it Work!

How to successfully implement your business strategy

InHouse Publishing (July 31, 2017)

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A good business strategy is a great start; however, many organizations are not able to deliver on their intent. Strategy involves change, and change is difficult as human tendency is to resist it. No matter how inspiring the vision, how fantastic the product, or how innovative the technology, it will come up against hurdles. Only solid execution will put an organization on the competitive map. 

Good strategy implementation is about effective leadership. Effective leadership is not only about setting direction but also creating a working environment that both enables and supports strategy implementation. This environment includes the organization’s structure (functions, roles and role relationships); its systems of work (policies, processes and information and communication technologies); and the application of effective managerial leadership practices. Each component provides the context for work and together they create the working environment that impacts all employees, including managers. 

  • To successfully implement a strategy, leaders must be able to:
  • Clearly define the strategy
  • Align the organization for success
  • Cascade and deploy the strategy to relevant employees
  • Monitor and assure implementation

Major organizations and consulting firms that provide Requisite Organization-based services

A global association of academics, managers, and consultants that focuses on spreading RO implementation practices and encouraging their use
Dr. Gerry Kraines, the firms principal, combines Harry Levinson's leadership frameworks with Elliott Jaques's Requisite Organization. He worked closely with Jaques over many years, has trained more managers in these methods than anyone else in the field, and has developed a comprehensive RO-based software for client firms.
Founded as an assessment consultancy using Jaques's CIP methods, the US-based firm expanded to talent pool design and management, and managerial leadership practice-based work processes
Former RO-experienced CEO, Ron Harding, provides coaching to CEOs of start-ups and small and medium-size companies that are exploring their own use of RO concepts.  His role is limited, temporary and coordinated with the RO-based consultant working with the organization
Ron Capelle is unique in his multiple professional certifications, his implementation of RO concepts through well designed organization development methods, and his research documenting the effectiveness of his firm's interventions
A Toronto requisite organization-based consultancy with a wide range of executive coaching, training, organization design and development services.
A Sweden-based consultancy, Enhancer practices time-span based analysis, executive assessment, and provides due diligence diagnosis to investors on acquisitions.
Founded by Gillian Stamp, one of Jaques's colleagues at Brunel, the firm modified Jaques;s work-levels, developed the Career Path Appreciation method, and has grown to several hundred certified assessors in aligned consulting firms world-wide recently expanding to include organization design
Requisite Organization International Institute distributes Elliott Jaques's books, papers, and videos and provides RO-based training to client organizations