Source: Research on the strategy-execution gap
"Executives disclose in a survey we conducted that their companies have significant shortcomings when it comes to developing and executing strategy. Indeed, 42% of executives admit they are significantly concerned about at least one barrier to successful strategy and execution and another 54% have some concern; only 4% indicate that they are not concerned about any barrier. Fully 55% of executives believe that their company isn’t focused on execution. (The survey garnered responses from 500+ executives at all levels of seniority and from companies of various sizes, geographies, and industries.)..."