5 Ways to Accelerate On-Strategy Delivery in Times of Change
Insights from the State of Strategy Execution Global Benchmark Report.
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Benchmark Study

Status for strategigjennomføring: utfordre usikkerheten for raskere gjennomføring

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Commissioned by Planview Conducted by Lawless Research

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Can your organization adapt quickly in today’s volatile environment?

Do specific practices and mindsets make companies inherently better able to adapt to change quickly?

To find out how some companies accelerate innovation and thrive as business fluctuations occur, while others “get by,” Planview commissioned a global benchmark study in December 2020 to assess how organizations are adapting to change in uncertainty.

The findings and insights are revealed in the report – “The State of Strategy Execution: Embracing Uncertainty to Adapt at Speed“.

Nearly 1000 business professionals from across the globe rated their organization’s responsiveness in terms of ‘how fast’ and ‘quality of outcomes’ in each of the five core areas of adapting strategy execution:

  1. Pivoting strategies and plans
  2. Reallocating funding and budgets
  3. Reprioritizing work execution and delivery
  4. Realigning people and teams
  5. Accessing and analyzing data for decision making

By creating agility within and across each interconnected area of strategy execution, companies can move faster and adapt with confidence when disruptions happen, or new opportunities appear.

5 key findings were revealed – read on to learn more about highlights from the study.


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The Strategy Execution Index: Quickness + Quality in Adapting to Change

Based on quickness and quality ratings across the five strategy-to-execution process areas, respondents were assigned a Strategy Execution Index score and categorized as:

  • Strategy Execution Laggards – Slower to respond to change and, at times, struggle to move forward
  • Strategy Execution Challengers – Moving forward, but in starts and stops, unable to perform at speed consistently
  • Strategy Execution Leaders – The fastest organizations with the highest quality outcomes

Leaders are driving speed across strategy-to-execution, outperforming the rest. Challengers and laggards have a choice: prioritize speed or risk losing customers and falling behind swifter competitors.

Strategy Execution Laggards 223 Respondents SCORE: 0-29 Strategy Execution Challengers 512 Respondents SCORE: 30-79 Strategy Execution Leaders 221 Respondents SCORE: 80-100
Research categorized Strategy Execution Laggards, Challengers, and Leaders based on scores calculated from the Strategy Execution Index.
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99% of Leaders say their organization can adapt to change at speed

Leaders outperform in exceeding financial targets and strategic objectives. They also exceed in their ability to deliver new, innovative products and services.

Results show that Leaders are investing to adapt faster, while Challengers are less motivated to improve decision making and execute on-strategy at speed.

Strategy Execution Leaders are:

  • 3x

    more likely than Challengers to

    exceed financial targets

  • 3x

    more likely than Challengers to

    exceed strategic objectives

  • 2x

    more likely than Challengers to

    exceed delivery of innovative products and services

Strategy Execution Leaders achieve better results at speed outperforming their counterparts in on-strategy and on-time delivery.
3
89% of Leaders say their organizations plan to improve speed in adapting to change and disruption

62% of Strategy Execution Leaders, who already reported going fastest with the highest quality outcomes, stated they strongly agreed with the statement: “To ensure its success, my organization needs to make decisions and execute faster than it currently does.” (vs. 24% Challengers, 34% Laggards)

Respondents reported the following as the top three tangible benefits from investing in accelerating adaptation to change:

  1. Improved customer satisfaction (59%; Leaders: 66%)
  2. Improved employee satisfaction, retention, and recruiting (48%; Leaders: 56%)
  3. Improved execution efficiency and repeatability (42%; Leaders 45%)
Challengers Leaders Laggards
Strategy Execution Leaders prioritize and invest in speed to improve decision making and accelerate strategic outcomes.
4
Decline in growth identified as top risk of not adapting strategy execution at speed

Companies face an average of three barriers in adapting to change. Complex governance/approval processes, unclear/conflicting priorities, and lack of resources for approved projects top the list.

These risks and barriers bring pressure and hinder organizations from successfully achieving on-strategy execution.

  • 43%

    Decline in growth

  • 43%

    Lost opportunities to competitors

  • 38%

    Decreased customer retention

  • 38%

    Major loss of profit

Moving too slowly has consequences – Survey respondents identified four top risks of not adapting strategy execution at speed.
5
Strategy Execution Leaders are confident in on-strategy and on-time delivery

Executives are confident that teams are working on the right things, and teams are more confident that their work aligns with strategy.

These findings raise the question “What are leaders are doing differently to achieve their success?” Download the report “The State of Strategy Execution: Embracing Uncertainty to Adapt at Speed” to learn more.

Alignment Delivery Confidence Level Laggards Laggards Challengers Challengers Leaders Leaders
Alignment Delivery Confidence Level Laggards Laggards Challengers Challengers Leaders Leaders
Alignment Delivery Laggards Challengers Leaders Confidence Level Laggards Challengers Leaders
  • Extremely
  • Very
  • Somewhat
  • Not Very
  • Not At All
Strategy Execution Leaders are more confident in on-strategy delivery than Challengers.

Download the report “The State of Strategy Execution: Embracing Uncertainty to Adapt at Speed” to learn more.

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More key findings from the benchmark report

  • Nearly 85% of companies are leveraging some form of Lean or Agile practices. Leaders are more likely to be undergoing an enterprise-wide Agile transformation.
  • 81% say gathering and analyzing the information they need is painful. Leaders indicate accessibility is 3x less painful.
  • The majority of respondents reported that they are primarily using desktop or internally developed tools for planning, funding, and prioritization. 50% of Leaders will implement technology for automation and efficiency in the next year.
  • Discover the four practices that set Leaders apart to move faster in adapting strategy execution and improving performance.

To thrive, every organization must continuously improve, regardless of their current Strategy Execution Index score.

Download the report for insights along with specific recommendations on how you can shift mindsets, processes, and technology for accelerating on-strategy and on-time delivery.

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How does your organization compare?

Review the key findings and best practices of Strategy Execution Leaders, recommendations to accelerate on-strategy delivery, and learn how the most successful organizations are:

  • Creating agility within and across each interconnected area of strategy execution
  • Moving faster and adapting with confidence when disruptions happen, or when new opportunities appear
  • Adjusting their strategies and executing on their plans at speed to achieve quality outcomes for the business
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The results are clear: The disconnected mix of tools in use – primarily internally developed or point solutions – is slowing down strategy execution.

To be fast at shifting strategy but not at reprioritizing work or resources does not result in organizational speed. The five strategy execution competencies integrated with the right technology must work in concert to enable the decisions that allow your enterprise to accelerate on-strategy delivery.

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