Evaluation of strategy execution practices in a case study organisation
Thesis (MBA)--Stellenbosch University, 2014.
In recent times, especially after the world economic crisis of 2009, strategy formulation and implementation have become more important than ever. However, the most important action resulting in success is the proper execution of the strategy. Bossidy and Charan (2002:57) argued that the most important reason for strategy failure is due to poor strategy execution. Management teams spend a lot of time formulating excellent strategies, but rarely spend time on strategising the execution of their strategy – this practice gap was the departure point for this study. The research study aimed to explore the perceptions of employees in a case organisation regarding the success or failure of strategy execution practices and their contribution towards the strategy. The author explored reasons for strategy failure, strategy drivers, remedies for strategy failure as well as some models and tools available to manage strategy. The author conducted a case study on an organisation by establishing execution failure or success by testing the perceptions of respondents with various statements concerning the most frequently identified strategy drivers. The author concludes with the case study results and recommendations to the case organisation.