|It isn’t enough for leaders to define the vision of an organization. Today’s leaders need to actively participate in the effort to make their vision a reality. Before implementation can begin, it’s important for a leader to understand his or her role. Following is an action plan that can be adopted and facilitated to assure that the vision is getting to an organizational understanding level.|
Executing vision takes commitment from people at all levels. Leaders who can breakdown the strategy that supports the vision across the organization so it’s relevant at each level (corporate, department, function, individual) help with engagement. Companies that recognize and embrace this level of collaboration strengthen their chances of success.
Business strategies and processes have life-cycles. In the wake of change, success can quickly turn to failure. The need to change can come from many different avenues – from a competitor, a new market requirement, or a significant environmental shift outside of your business model. Consistently review your market position and adapt rapidly.
Plan for Implementation
Implementing the organization’s strategies to align with the company’s vision requires an action plan. To successfully implement change you need to establish priorities, determine accountabilities for each action, identify risks, develop contingency plans, conduct stakeholders analysis, and measure / monitor / control the outcome to meet the plan.
Develop an Operating Model
An operating model is a tool used to define how the organization will implement its strategic plan into its environment. It encompasses all core work, competencies, tools, technologies, organizational structure, and processes needed to execute the company’s strategies. A strong organization understanding and alignment to the vision and strategy are critical to success.
By communicating successfully, embracing change, developing an implementation plan, and creating an operating model that makes sense, your organization can take your vision and transform it into a profitable, fulfilling reality.
Do you need help turning your vision into a reality?
All manufacturers have at least one element that sets them apart and can enable them to achieve success. If you haven’t yet uncovered that unique differentiator, MassMEP can help you. And if you have already discovered that element, we can work with you to turn your vision into a reality. For more information on innovative growth solutions, contact Tom Andrellos, MassMEP Director or Growth Services, at email@example.com.
November 5, 2018 – Worcester, MA – MassMEP, the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, has announced the promotion of Kathie Mahoney to MassMEP Center Director. In this new position, Ms. Mahoney is responsible for leading and developing a team of professional consultants who create economic impact by transforming manufacturing enterprises through operational excellence, workforce development strategies, and innovative growth initiatives. In the past year alone, her team’s work with manufacturers produced a $69.6 million increase in new sales and added 843 new jobs.
As MassMEP Center Director, Ms. Mahoney guides the organization and works closely with the President and its Board of Directors to realize the Center’s goals. Over the course of 20 years, she has built the MassMEP brand to be a recognized and trusted advisor to manufacturers. She possesses a detailed knowledge of manufacturing and has an extensive background in grant management, financial oversight, marketing management, and leadership. Ms. Mahoney holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Assumption College and a Master’s of Science in Professional Communication from Clark University. She is also a Graduate of the NIST Emerging Leaders Program.
“MassMEP has a huge impact on the manufacturing ecosystem and I look forward to continuing the impressive growth and impact of the organization,” said Mahoney. “I believe the impact of MassMEP on its clients through top-line and bottom line results is a powerful driver of continuous improvement within the Massachusetts manufacturing ecosystem.”
John Killam, President of MassMEP stated, “We are very excited to have Kathie take on the role of Center Director for MassMEP. She brings to the job an exceptional combination of energy, leadership, and understanding of the challenges of manufacturing in Massachusetts. Her operational skill will help us continue to expand MassMEP and the work it does to strengthen Massachusetts manufacturers.”
Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP), part of the NIST MEP National Network, is a leading resource for manufacturing companies that believes in cultivating a community built on support, idea sharing, and achievement. MassMEP creates economic impact by transforming manufacturing enterprises and the manufacturing ecosystem. This is achieved through the delivery of operational excellence programs, workforce development strategies, and innovative growth initiatives, and enhanced by strategic public/private relationships. For more information, visit
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