It is widely reported that eight out of 10 companies fail at
execution. Although strategy formation may be sound, implementation
suffers because employees are not aligned—top down, bottom-up,
and across the organization—which slows effective decision making.
We recently interviewed executives from companies thriving in
today’s fast-paced business arena to uncover their secrets to
success. Three common pillars underlying “clear vision” and “strong
execution” emerged: effective decision making, alignment of goals,
and clarity of roles. This paper explores these pillars and how the
RACI methodology for creating collaborative relationships among
multiple teams or team members can be used as a tool to support
better enterprise execution.