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An organization is an example of a strategy. The organizational hardware and its "organizational software" must be designed exclusively in the service of the organization. Only a small percentage of organizations are successful at aligning their strategy with their design. There is a misunderstanding of what the wordalignment actually means. Executing strategy involves configuring all of the organization's assets in the service of your stated strategy and making sure there is no confusion about what each part of the organization does to bring it to life. Here are six ways to make sure your organization is designed to succeed.

Failure is often associated with strategy execution. The failure to align strategy with the organization's design is a common mistake leaders make when trying to translate strategy into results.