The Hidden Pitfalls of Strategy

Post date :

Dec 5, 2023

Strategic Bermuda Triangle
Strategic Bermuda Triangle
Strategic Bermuda Triangle

🔍 The Hidden Pitfalls of Strategy: Are You Caught in the Strategic Bermuda Triangle?

You've likely heard tales of the Bermuda Triangle, where planes mysteriously vanished into thin air. But what about the Strategic Bermuda Triangle—a realm where countless strategies meet their demise? 🛫🌌

Picture this: A convergence of poor definition, broken execution, and weak empowerment leading to a catastrophic strategy crash. 💥 We've delved deep and uncovered patterns that may shed light on these all-too-common mishaps:

  • 📌 Time Crunch: Shockingly, 85% of executive teams spend less than an hour per month discussing strategy (Norton & Kaplan, 2005).

  • 💰 Resource Drought: Among corporate strategists, a staggering 92% cite resource allocation as a major roadblock to effective strategy execution (Gartner, 2020).

  • 🕶️ Blind Leading: A mere 22% of finance leaders report that their company's performance data is decision-ready (Gartner, 2019).

  • 📢 Lost in Translation: Only 5% of the workforce truly grasp the company's strategy (Kaplan & Norton, 2005).

  • 🏆 Unequal Rewards: Dishearteningly, 66% of employees feel deeply dissatisfied with their performance evaluations (Corporate Executive Board, 2018).

  • 🏭 Operational Overload: Just 25% of managers have incentives tied to the overall strategy; the rest are focused on day-to-day activities (Kaplan & Norton, 2005).

  • 🚫 Change Resistance: A staggering 70% of change programs fall short due to employee resistance and a lack of management support (McKinsey, 2015).

  • 👥 Talent Gap: Astonishingly, 41% say their companies don't provide skilled personnel for strategic initiatives. Furthermore, only 18% prioritize hiring individuals with the necessary business skills and leadership talent (The Economist, 2013).

  • 🌐 Culture Clash: An astonishing 72% of implementation barriers stem from the "soft stuff," including issues related to people and culture (McKinsey, 2023).

The Strategic Bermuda Triangle is real, but so are the solutions. Let's navigate this treacherous terrain together, ensuring your strategy soars to new heights.

🚀 Ready to break free from the Bermuda Triangle of Strategy?

#8%club #Rethink #Relearn #Rebuild

Author: Anael Granoux