Most companies, like most individuals, excel at making plans, but are not as talented when it comes to actually carrying them out. The ability to execute, to get things accomplished on a bottom-line basis, is a discipline like any other and it can be learned and performed well. You can learn to encourage your colleagues and employees to focus on the core processes that make a difference.
While innovation is exciting it also has a lot of moving pieces. If one piece of the process gets behind the entire timeline can be broken, leading to delayed launches and cost overruns. Creating a Culture of execution within your team keeps everyone focused and accountable.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said; “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.”
The same is true with an organization. Once your organization learns to execute it will never be the same.