Numerous lessons learned reveal the Achilles Heel for most managers (and organizations) is the Lack of Implementation Tools. The lack of implementation tools has become THE principal weakness for all levels of managers that eventually will lead to their downfall.
So let’s discuss some of the details surrounding implementation.
First, the lack of implementation tools for implementing what you may ask?
Implementing Processes. Processes include: procedures, policies, plans, regulations, specifications, roles, responsibilities, strategies, priorities, etc.
Numerous Processes need to be implemented in every Department in an organization. Numerous Processes need to be implemented to meet requirements in Regulations and Mandates, which continue to mount.
Numerous Processes need to be implemented for Emergency Management, Risk Management, Information Management, Personnel Management, Reputation Management, Vendor Management, Contractor Management, Environmental Management, Credit Management….are you getting the picture?
Numerous Processes need to be updated and re-implemented to ensure adaptability with continuous changes involving risks, budgets, personnel, threats, strategies, goals, lawsuits, layoffs, etc.
By the way, the definition of Implementation is to ensure actual fulfillment by concrete measures or to perform or to carry out. Implementation is difficult and complex because Processes need to be clearly understood by People before they can be fulfilled, performed and carried out.
Over the next several Lessons Learned blogs, the importance of implementation and ensuring managers have proven implementation tools will become obvious…
For example in the Virginia Tech Review Panel Final Report in the A FINAL WORD section:
“Had the recommendations in this report been implemented, many of the problems cited above might have been averted.”