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Strategy Deployment Model
for Continuous Performance Improvement

The Strategy Deployment Model is a proprietary framework that breaks down and defines what it takes to achieve sustained business success, in the form of continuous performance improvement.

- The top layer of the model identifies the three primary imperatives for success: decisions – actions – results.
- The middle layer of the model identifies the levers driving the imperatives: push point – fulcrum point – lift point – marketplace.
- The bottom layer of the model identifies the disciplines & factors supporting and influencing the levers: leadership – strategy – communication – people – process – technology – design – production – delivery – perception – competition – regulation.

Sequentially the imperatives, levers, disciplines and factors form a linear view of the strategy deployment model, as depicted below...

In order to achieve continuous performance improvement, we add a business-intelligence feedback loop, to form a circular view of the strategy deployment model, as depicted below...

How it works...

Through rigorous analysis of each lever and their underlying disciplines and factors, you will gain an understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) within your business, and how they affect your ability to execute strategy and build a culture and structure for continuous improvement. From these findings, you will be armed with the knowledge needed to capitalize on your strengths and opportunities, and mitigate your weaknesses and threats.

Using a mechanical representation of the model (think of a lever launching a ball into a cup) makes it easier to visualize the interdependencies of each lever, discipline and factor, as they currently exist within a business, as depicted below...

Using this model as a framework for strategy deployment and continuous performance improvement helps you analyze and understand the following:

- Analysis of the Push Point, will reveal a company’s culture and how it influences the ability to deploy strategy. Typical objectives for this element are to identify, develop and deliver a clear vision and mission for the business, enthusiastic culture, realistic timeframes, and pragmatic expectations for achievable results...

- Analysis of the Fulcrum Point will reveal the strengths and weaknesses of a company’s resources and their ability to execute strategy. Typical objectives for this element are to identify and develop: a) management’s depth of expertise in their respective disciplines, their breadth of cross-functional experience, and their knowledge and experience in managing strategic initiatives; b) the strength of the relationship, and trust, between management and employees; c) employee education, teamwork and motivation; c) business process design and adequacy, and program/project/change management maturity, discipline and capability; and e) technology utilization, leverage and implementation methodologies...

- Analysis of the Lift Point will reveal the effectiveness with which products and/or services are designed, developed, marketed and delivered. Typical objectives for this element are to identify and improve: product quality, marketing, competitive positioning, and customer service...

- Analysis of the Marketplace will reveal opportunities and threats from your operating environment. Typical objectives of this element are to recognize and respond appropriately to market forces influencing: innovation, customer behavior, competitors, regulators and the economy…

- Analysis of the Business Intelligence Feedback Loop will reveal a company’s ability to quantify and measure success, and take action based on actual performance. Typical objectives of this element are to identify key performance measures and indicators, and to report and act upon the results - to foster continuous learning and continuous improvement...

For more information, a facilitated workshop, or assistance implementing the Strategy Deployment Model, contact: Gary M. Jacobs at 914-260-2851 View Gary Jacobs's profile on LinkedIn

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