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By ISQua Thursday. Nov 26, 2020

Watch the Recording: Execute Your Strategy without Being Executed: Bridging the Planning Execution Gap Featured


Webinar title: Execute Your Strategy without Being Executed: Bridging the Planning-Execution Gap

About the session

The webinar discusses the planning-execution gap which is one of the toughest challenges facing leaders in all organizations. According to several studies, a significant proportion of organisational plans which may be up to 60% fail in the execution of their strategic and operational plans. This gap is a multi-functorial problem because there are many factors that have a great impact on the execution of any planned strategy. Such factors include areas like effective communication, active involvement, clear alignment, sound monitoring, and visionary leadership. The best-formulated plans may be unable to achieve their intended results because of the ineffective implementation resulting from the planning execution gap which is the nightmare for any strategist or planner. Building a solid bridge able to close the gap remains one of the most challenging aims for any leader drawing a plan which needs to reach a certain outcome or results.

In this session, Dr Radwan explains the main stages of the planning process, highlighting the main tools which can be used to make the planning process more viable and effective. The webinar focuses on the planning-execution gap where the planned strategies have to be translated into actions for successful implementation. The lecture aims to create a better understanding of the impacts as well as the main causes responsible for such a problem. Tools like SWOT analysis, stakeholder analysis, and PESTLE analysis as well as concepts like shared mental models, IKEA phenomenon, and balanced scorecard (BSC) will be explained. Furthermore, the main countermeasures which should be in place to minimize or eliminate the negative impacts of such factors will be highlighted.



  • Dr Mahmoud Abdelfattah Radwan, Head of Planning - Royal Commission Health Services Program Yanbu, KSA 


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