Magazine article Management Today

Brain Food: MT Masterclass - Execution

Magazine article Management Today

Brain Food: MT Masterclass - Execution

Article excerpt

What is it? Don't get the wrong idea. This subject has nothing to do with gruesome killing. Execution is the catch-all heading to describe the business of actually getting things done. Executives are supposed to be good at it (note their job title). It's all very well having a cunning plan, like Blackadder's Baldrick, but can you put it into action? Do you have the people ready and able to execute your grand designs? Execution doesn't happen in the boardroom but in the front line, in the office, and whenever you meet a customer.

Where did it come from? In 2002, Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan published Execution - The Discipline of Getting Things Done. Inspired by the experiences of a long career at GE and AlliedSignal/ Honeywell, Bossidy declared that he knew the fundamental reason why plans worked, or didn't. Faulty execution explained the gap between aspirations and results. 'Strategies most often fail because they aren't executed well,' the authors wrote. …

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