Once the creative and analytical aspects of strategy formulation
have been settled, the managerial priority is one of converting
the strategy into operationally effective action. Indeed a strategy is never complete, even as formulation until it gains a commitment of the organization’s resources and becomes embodied in
organizational activities. Therefore, to bring the result, the strategy should be put to action because the choice of even the soundest strategy will not affect organizational activities and
achievement of its objectives. Therefore, effective implementation of strategy is a must for the organization.
Implementation of strategy can be defined as follows:
Implementation of strategy is the process through which a chosen strategy is put into action. It involves the design and management of systems to achieve the best integration of people, structure, processes and resources in achieving organizational objectives.
Judging from this definition, it can be observed that the scope of managerial activities associated with strategy implementation is virtually coexistence with the entire management process. This
is because the entire management process is geared up according to the needs of the strategy.