To stay ahead of the pack, you must translate your organization’s competitive strategy into day-to-day actions. That means channeling resources into the right efforts, achieving the right balance between innovation and control, and getting everyone pulling in the same direction.
How can you keep all this on track? Harvard Business School Professor Robert Simons says that you have to ask seven tough questions to identify critical gaps in your strategy execution processes, focus on the most important choices you must make, and understand what’s at stake.
Hear Simons outline the questions — which he says make many executives uncomfortable — in a recent HBR webinar.
View webinar: A conversation with Robert Simons on a simpler approach to strategy.