at Base Camp
In the Strategy Jungle you gained a new strategic position and in the Monastery you elaborated a concept, but you have not yet won anything. Base Camp is now dedicated to finding the most effective implementation route for your strategy. The Scout will show you how gaps in strategy are best overcome, and how clever execution politics and skillful change management will lead to your strategy becoming reality.
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Is your organisation experienced at strategic and transformational changes of direction, or is this the first time it is engaging in strategic change and implementation?
Change know-how will become more and more important and lead to real competitive advantages in the future. Companies that lead the way in adapting to change and new markets will enjoy many benefits from this – enhanced skills, products, innovation, added value and better collaboration within the company.
Of the five stations that constitute Base Camp, "politics" is of central importance. Not only the implementation and execution of strategies but also successful management depend to a large degree on politics.
The POM model – Politics, Organisation, Management – and its framework consisting of the strategy gap, implementation climate and change know-how, determines the political choices made and the methods used.
Having defined strategy gap, implementation climate and change know-how, planning the route is next. Which route should be taken to climb the Mountain of Implementation, in other words, how should transformation take place? At this stage it is necessary to establish the order of implementation, the time frame, methods and tools as well as any specialist knowledge or tactical and socio-emotional levers that can be used.
The strategy gap is the gap or distance between your current situation and the situation you conceived with the models developed in the Monastery of Reflection. The latter situation is necessary to reach your desired strategic position. In order to define the gap, it is now necessary to look closely at the current situation of your business from an operative and tactical point of view.