How easy and familiar can turn into a trap.
You have tools that you’ve used for decades.
These tools are comfortable and familiar, which may come at a cost.
The problem is, easy and familiar may not be the right long-term solution.
Often it’s not.
Too often, I see senior executives using MS Excel as a tool to drive and align strategy execution.
It starts with a simple premise, but there is a downfall; there is no system driving and delivering a unified method and approach to strategy alignment.
The result is like a house that continually gets added onto, but never had an architect involved.
So before you default to the tool you can build yourself, question whether you should.
When you do, be sure to check out alternatives that are clean, simple, easy-to-use, AND provide a systematic approach.
I help executives align and execute strategic initiatives.