Strategic Controls

Steering strategy execution to perform

We help client companies install strategic controls as they are vital to the execution of their strategy.

What makes this task particularly complex is the ability to identify obstacles to execution, pin point their origin, and unravel cause and effect. Common concerns for managers include the following questions:

  • Why is the execution effort not showing up in results?
  • Do we have the right approach?
  • Is the organization working for or against execution?
  • Do we have the right indicators in place?
  • Where and what is the issue?
  • By the time we catch up has the ground shifted from under our feet?
  • Is the original strategy still valid? Do we constantly have to revisit our assumptions?

Strategic controls go a long way to mitigate these issues.

The Results You Can Expect

  • Identification of obstacles to strategy execution
  • Installation of the right controls
  • Determination of requirements for success
  • Corrective action
  • Controlled strategy execution

How We Help

We help clients keep the execution of their strategy on track.

We provide three types of strategic control at vital checkpoints of the strategy execution process.

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Premise Control

We help clients examine the continued validity of the assumptions fundamental to their strategy, including market growth, competitive dynamics, relative cost position, and more ...

Premise Control

The formulation of strategy is based on assumptions about the environment and the business, e.g. market growth, competitive dynamics, relative cost structure, and so forth. Premise control examines these assumptions to determine whether circumstances have changed, or information is no longer valid. Based on this type of strategic control, management can recognize changes in the premise and take action accordingly.

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Implementation Control

We assist clients to determine and achieve results as expected. We analyze tactics and operating initiatives against key performance indicators and financial measures ...

Implementation Control

The key issues about strategy implementation are two: Is the strategy being executed as planned? And, are actual results being produced as expected? Implementation control takes the form of monitoring and performing strategic reviews at specific milestones of the program. We analyze tactics and operating initiatives against key performance indicators and financial measures to determine operating effectiveness and variance from plans. With this information, adjustments and course corrections are performed as necessary.

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Evaluation of Organizational Alignment

We help management diagnose the organization to ensure proper alignment to the strategy. Any misalignment signals the need for corrective organizational design ...

Evaluation of Organizational Alignment

The effectiveness of an organization is a measure of its ability to deploy the strategy. With the right organization in place, the strategy takes off. Without it, it grinds to a halt. The evaluation of organizational effectiveness is a strategic control that verifies the degree of alignment between strategy and structure. A reading of misalignment signals the need for corrective organizational design.