The strategy may be brilliant, but does it work? When there's a persistent gap between strategy and execution, it's time to redesign the operating model—the blueprint for organizing resources and operations to get critical work done. A high-level redesign can ensure that all elements of the organization are working together to support strategic priorities.
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