Once the Strategy is derived and documented, implementation is key and critical to success, keeping in mind that the strategy process itself involves the participation of the cross functional team to ensure adoption and assistance in the implementation plan and execution.
The implementation addresses the who, where, when and how or reaching the desired goals and objectives.
Implementation to truly be successful, must be supported by the CEO. The CEO should be the strategy advocate and communicate the vision, excitement and behaviors necessary for achievement. The entire organization should be engaged in the plan.
Implementation includes the strategic map, identifying the key ingredients that will direct performance, such as finances, market, work environment, operations, people, and partners.