Successful Implementation- What it entails and how to execute?

 Studies conducted by the Fortune magazine in 1999 and the Times 1000 in 2001 have come to the same conclusion that some companies fail to achieve success, not because of the lack of strategies and plans, but because of a poor execution of the provided management plan. The studies have proven that, when it comes to company’s success, the implementation of the management plan should go hand in hand with a strategic vision.
Once an organization has clearly defined goals and set the tasks needed to meet those given goals, the implementation can begin. In order for the planning to translate into action, several steps should be followed, starting with informing every employee of the planning processes of the project.The intent of the strategies as well as an action plan should be shared among the co-workers so that everyone has a clear general idea of what the action plan is and what is the expected result. After employees are acquainted with this general idea, they are to be familiarized with the tasks and targets that they should do and meet within an action plan. These individualized tasks should be in alignment with the overall long-term goals of the company as well as with the short-term goals of a specific project.

In order for a successful implementation to take place, management must keep the track of the progress of every task, assessing it and providing constructive feedback regarding the performance of a task.  The employees should provide management with the written form of their periodical progress, within a week, 2 weeks or a month for longer projects, so that management is continually informed of any problems that might arise while tasks are being completed.