Strategy development is a question-based process: Where are we now? Where do we like to go? How do we get there?”- Peter Edelmann, Senior Executive president- Voith Turbo.
Implementing a strategy is as essential to success as developing a strategy. The essential elements to strategy realization are:
Motivational leadership – concentrates on achieving sustained performance through personal growth, values-based leadership and planning that recognizes human dynamics.
Turning strategy into action – entails a phased approach, linking identified performance factors with strategic initiatives and projects designed to develop and optimise departmental and individual activities.
Performance management – involving the construction of organizational processes and capabilities necessary to achieve performance through people delivering results.
There are simple ways to judge whether the strategy realisation process is working- obviously look for business results and progress on the delivery of targets and KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators).
ABCD has worked on a variety of national strategies to help move countries in a desired developmental direction. These strategies include the Jordan National ICT strategy 2013 – 2017, the Jordan Vision 2020 V 2.0 Strategy (2006), the Jordan Vision 2020 V 1.0 Strategy (2000) and the Jordan National Youth Strategy (2004). ABCD has also worked on developing strategies and policies for the integration of Iraqi women into the workforce (UN Women 2012), on a strategic plan for the Bahrain Ministry of Justice (2005), and on developing a strategy for the Yemen Ministry of Industry and Trade to establish business incubators (2010)