The problem with your Strategy Map

Post date :

Dec 5, 2023

Revamp Your Strategy Map for Success 🗺️

Let's face it, we've all encountered those "Strategy Maps" or variations like "Strategy on One Page," "Strategy House," or "Strategy Tree." The goal? To distill your entire strategic plan into a single, digestible page.

In theory, it's an attractive proposition. But in practice, how often does it leave you feeling frustrated? I'd venture to say, more often than not. The reality is, most Strategy Maps (or their counterparts) tend to become overly complex, muddled, operationally focused, challenging to measure, and a nightmare to implement. Here are five invaluable tips to transform your Strategy Map into the linchpin of your strategy execution, monitoring, and communication:

  • 🎯 Prioritize Objectives Over Actions

  • 🚀 Focus on Strategic Objectives, Not Operational Ones

  • 📈 Distinguish Input Objectives from Outcomes Objectives (and focus on the key strategic levers that truly matter).

  • 💼 Differentiate Value to Shareholders from Value to Stakeholders

  • 🌟 Above all, keep it simple (max 20 objectives / max 3 strategic levers)

Ready to enhance your strategy map's effectiveness? For a complimentary assessment of your strategy execution tools, don't hesitate to reach out.

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Author: Anael Granoux