“Most of the time, strategists should not be formulating strategy at all: they should be getting on with implementing strategies they already have.” – Henry Mintzberg

Pennsylvania-based Operations Strategy Consultancy – in a short but important piece on their website – make a plea for action as you think ‘strategy’;   ‘based on a recent survey by McKinsey & Co., of the respondents that actually do strategic planning, 69 percent reported that there was a breakdown in the alignment of the company with the strategic plan and poor execution of the plan.  So what can you do to make sure your business is in a better position at the end of the year versus where you are today?’    Read more from Operations Strategy Consultancy here.

You can also read about the Applied Knowledege approach to aligning ‘people and plan’ as you implement your strategy – have a look here.