Businesses create strategies to win market share, outplay the competition and increase shareholder value—to name only a few goals. But no matter how good your strategy is, it will only deliver on its promises when it’s implemented successfully. The corporate graveyard of strategy implementation is littered with organizations that have failed to deliver on their strategy. Despite leaders’ best intentions, more implementations fail than succeed.
In 2002, Bridges first published that nine out of 10 implementations fail. In 2016, we were delighted to report an improvement of successful implementations from 10% to 33%. (Success is delivering at least 50% of your strategy outcomes in the desired period.) But still two-thirds are failing.
Bridges specializes is making your strategy implementation succeed. It is all we do.
Our approach differs in that we don’t implement your strategy; your organization must own it and do it. We guide you through your journey and provide you the resources and advice along the way. We offer you tools, templates, and tips, highlight decisions that might not work, facilitate discussions and share our intellectual property for you to adopt and own. We partner with you.
Within 12 to 18 months, our clients are typically self-sufficient and we have made our services obsolete. Why? Because our goals are to change the approach being adopted by most companies in implementing strategy and transfer the required knowledge to succeed.
We typically start consulting in the latter part of the strategy planning, just before the board members sign off on the strategy.
We often start by assessing your implementation capabilities and then assist in different ways. For example:
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“You can outsource the crafting of the strategy but not its implementation.”
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