Making Strategy Work

Formulating strategy is difficult. Executing it throughout the organization — that’s even harder. Without effective execution, no business strategy can succeed. Unfortunately, most managers know far more about developing strategy than they know about executing it — and overcoming the difficult political and orga- nizational obstacles that stand in the way. In Making Strategy Work, Lawrence Hrebiniak offers a comprehensive, disciplined process model for making strategy work in the real world. He shows why execution is even more important than many senior executives realize, and sheds new light on why businesses fail to deliver on even their most promising strategies. He also offers a systematic road map for execution that encompasses every key success factor: organizational structure, coordination, information sharing, incentives, controls, change man- agement, culture, and the role of power and influence in the execution process.