A new strategy execution blog called "The Glue" will provide practical ideas to help organizations link business strategy to real world execution. The Glue will include discussions from ActiveStrategy executive consultants and other thought leaders on applying various performance management methodologies, including the Balanced Scorecard, strategic dashboards, performance improvement, and Baldrige criteria.
(PRWEB) September 19, 2007 -- Numerous studies have shown that organizations of all sizes and types falter when it comes to effectively carrying out the strategic plans they develop. That is why ActiveStrategy, Inc. announced the launch of a new blog dedicated to "Strategy Execution," an emerging field of business performance management. The new strategy execution blog (http://www.strategyexecutionblog.com), called The Glue, will provide resources to help executives and business leaders make the critical link between strategic plans and effective implementation at their own organizations.
"The Glue" is designed to be a resource for leaders who are currently driving (or are attempting to drive) these types of performance excellence efforts from within their own organizations. These "internal consultants" act like management consultants from within - coaching, training, and motivating others on the leadership and management teams to focus on the effective execution of strategic plans.
The blog will include insights from practitioners of performance management and strategy execution methodologies, including Balanced Scorecards (http://www.activestrategy.com/strategy_execution/balanced_scorecard_basics.aspx), performance improvement, Baldrige criteria, Six Sigma, and other management techniques. These practitioners include current and former executives who have successfully applied these methodologies at a wide range of organizations, as well as other thought leaders, and ActiveStrategy consultants (http://www.activestrategy.com/consulting/how_consulting_can_help_your_organization.aspx) who have experience with hundreds of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies across many vertical sectors, non-profit associations, hospitals and health systems, governmental agencies, educational institutions, and more.
In addition to techniques and best practices that will apply to all company types, The Glue will feature sections dedicated to the application of strategy execution methodologies within specialized sectors, including healthcare and government. These two industries each have unique challenges that impact the way they must implement solutions due to the complex relationships among their varied stakeholders, their unique funding and budgeting processes, and regulatory and compliance issues.
"The act of communicating a new strategy to a large, complex organization can be difficult enough. Add to that the challenges involved in realigning people's work and processes to the new strategy, balancing it with existing priorities, and measuring progress of the objectives. It's no wonder that companies struggle with the execution piece. We hope this new blog will become a resource for all types of organizations trying to bridge the gap between strategy creation and execution," explained Jack Steele, ActiveStrategy Chairman and CEO.
The Glue may be found at http://www.strategyexecutionblog.com
About ActiveStrategy, Inc.
Based in East Norriton, PA, ActiveStrategy, Inc. focuses exclusively on helping clients achieve business results through a combination of business consulting services and the leading enterprise application suite to facilitate and accelerate strategy execution.
The Enterprise Strategy Execution (ESE) management process encompasses strategic planning, objective and measure deployment, business process alignment, performance reporting, and improvement initiative management.
ActiveStrategy applications support all major management methodologies including the Balanced Scorecard, Malcolm Baldrige Criteria, Six Sigma, and Management by Objectives. ActiveStrategy clients include leading organizations in healthcare, government, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, non-profit, and high-technology sectors.