Certain business leaders hold long meetings with their teams to develop such a vision for their organization which can give them a significant competitive advantage and drive their organizations to new heights of success. However, the more difficult task is to execute this vision to achieve tangible results which add real value to everyone involved. To accomplish this task, you have to integrate everything from technology to processes and people so that everyone work collectively to drive company towards its vision.
In the context of above discussion, following are some common challenges to convert your vision to concrete results.
- Executive Abandonment:
Unfortunately, many leaders believe that it is the duty of management to execute the vision once it has been defined. On the contrary, managers fail to understand the essence of the vision because they can't see anything in it for themselves and their teams.
- Individuals and Silos:
Man organizations have more than one departments which work as different silos instead of one composite entity. There are many things such as need to make initiatives that give rise to silos. Mismanaged communities, minimal resources and conflicting agendas help new silos to form and multiply.
- Undocumented Processes:
There are some organizations that fail to document their processes (intentionally or unintentionally) which support their strategies and organizational performance. In fact, the methods of working evolves with time and change occurs as soon as an employee leaves the organization. This particular approach to work can destabilize the organization as its success depends upon the general work style of the employees.
- Wrong Measurements:
It is always important to measure your progress and keep track of what you do during your journey from vision to concrete, tangible results. If you use obsolete metrics instead of custom focused approach to measure your progress, it will become more difficult for you to achieve your vision.
- Poor Implementation of Technology:
The technology has to keep abreast with process requirements, information needs and operational changes once you set your vision and start move towards achieving it. You should always implement latest and updatable technology which is also easy for your employees to understand and use.
- Faulty Corporate Culture:
You need tremendous focus, drive and effort in order to achieve your organizational vision. You also have to incorporate organizational changes which affect all aspects of your business ranging from sales, human resource, technology, operations and customer services. In fact, your vision will remain a distant reality if your employees cannot embrace new strategy of your organization simply because your corporate culture resists change.
- Unreal Expectations:
It is a huge undertaking beyond any doubt to formulate a company vision and execute it across all departments. The critical success factors in this regard are building teamwork and trust among people and setting realistic expectations and goals.
- Lack of Communication:
One of the biggest reasons why companies fail to properly execute vision is the lack of communication among management and employees. On the other hand, you can motivate your employees to strive for achieving company's vision by ensuring relevant, constant communication at all levels in your organization.