Strategy execution has previously proven to be the most challenging aspect of strategic management for our organization. It includes translating the strategy into project plans, building organizational alignment and monitoring performance against plans to ensure the organization stays on course to achieve its strategy.
Annual Planning: Elected officials, staff, and the community commit to a regular annual process of formulating and reviewing the our Strategic Plan, immediately preceeding the preparation of the Village’s annual budget. This includes confirming or revising our problem statement, guiding policy and key action items.
Project Plans: Developing consistent project plans to pursue best practices and positive change in response to each of these initiatives accounts for these execution building blocks and will enable us to achieve results that are more predictable and in line with the strategic direction.
Project plans are organic work products that will changes as various objectives are met or results are achieved; revisions are anticipated every 90 to 120 days as the scope of the project changes. The plans detail the work teams will set out to accomplish, assess risks, assign responsibility, and allocate resources. Project plans and their outcomes will be delivered to stakeholders at quarterly public meetings and via this website dedicated specifically to our Strategic Plan.
Monitoring Performance: The Village Board formulates strategy and sets strategic priorities, holding management accountable for effective execution. Once the Board adopts the strategic plan, it becomes documented policy, making the Village Administrator responsible for its execution and accountable for its success. Our Strategic Plan, at its core, is mostly about transforming our operating model and culture from business-as-usual to true strategic management.