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4 DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION™

With today's pressure to deliver business results, it is common for a team to have multiple goals to achieve – and they are all important.

4 DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION is a practical management process, which helps the team to define it's most important goals that really help the achievement of organizational strategic plans, and ensures that all team members learn their most important goals and focus to execute them.

WHY EXECUTION BREAKS DOWN?
There are four main reasons why execution breaks down:

  • People don't know the goal. Our research shows that only 15 percent of employees actually know their organization's most important goals. There are either no goals or too many goals – or people aren't sure which goals matter most.
  • People don't know what to do about the goals. It's one thing to know a goal – it's quite another to know what to do to achieve it. Too many people are excited about the strategy, wanting to contribute, but are unsure what role to play.
  • People don't know „the score“. Most workers don't know what the key measures of success are. Although mired in data, they can't tell if they are winning or not – or what they must do differently from day to day to win in the end.  
  • People aren't accountable for the goals. Fewer than 12 percent of workers meet with a manager even monthly to talk about progress on key goals. Accountability falters and people are left wondering what to do.

 

IMPLEMENTING 4 DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION

4 DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION

*WIG – Wildly Important Goal


Solutions
Four foundational disciplines are essential for overcoming common execution breakdowns and creating a culture of execution. At all levels, greatness demands teams who practice these four disciplines:

  • Focus on the Wildly Important.

Everyone on the team is crystal clear about and committed to the few absolute top priorities that define success. The „Wildly Important Goal“ (WIG) is the one that must be achieved, or nothing else you achieve really matters much.

  • Act on the Lead Measures

Everyone knows and commits to a few „80/20“ activities that will have the most impact; then they use „lead measures“ to track those activities relentlessly.

  • Keep a Compelling Scoreboard

Everyone knows the critical measures of success and, at every moment, if they are winning or not. A compelling scoreboard motivates people to win.

  • Create a Cadence of Accountability

Everyone accounts frequently and regularly for progress toward the goals. Every team engages in a simple weekly “WIG Session“ to track successes, analyze failures, and „course-correct“ as necessary.


4 DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION PROCESS

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Discipline 1 is about what to do; Discipline 2, how to do it; Discipline 3, what success means; and Discipline 4 (which circles the others), an ongoing cycle of accountability that drives success.


BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING THE 4 DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION

  • Clarifying the goals, priorities and organizational direction
  • All employees at all organizational levels know what they need to do to achieve wildly important goals
  • Every team identifies the most important activities that will lead to achieving those goals and focus on them
  • Every leader has at his/her disposition simple and proven system for building mutual accountability
  • Employees have mutual accountability within the team
  • Execution of each individual becomes transparent and as such can be rated or improved

How does it work in practice?
Take a look at our case study: FC Pharma Banner PDF

For more information and implementation contact us: +385 1 3040 960, info@franklincovey.hr

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