10 Strategy Statistics to Know

Beat the odds with ClearPoint Strategy.
10 Strategy Statistics to Know
Beat the odds with ClearPoint Strategy.

In the fiercely competitive business world, executing a well-defined strategy is paramount to success. However, many organizations grapple with the complex and often elusive process of translating strategic plans into actionable results. The struggle to bridge the gap between planning and execution is a common challenge. The figures below underscore the urgency for businesses to embrace innovative solutions, such as AI and software, to overcome these hurdles and thrive in today's market landscape.

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  1. Failure Rate of Strategic Plans

According to a study by Kaplan and Norton, around 90% of organizations fail to execute their strategic plans successfully. ClearPoint Strategy can reduce this failure rate by automating planning processes, enhancing collaboration, and providing real-time insights, ensuring that strategic plans are on track.

  1. Misalignment with Objectives

Research shows that 95% of a company's employees are often unaware of their company's strategic goals. ClearPoint software promotes organizational alignment by clearly communicating goals, monitoring progress, and keeping all team members informed and engaged.

  1. Ineffective Communication

A study by PMI found that poor communication leads to an average loss of $75,000 per $1 million spent on a project. ClearPoint can enhance communication through automated reporting and collaboration tools, minimizing misunderstandings and financial loss.

  1. Time Spent on Reporting

Executives spend nearly 20% of their time on data gathering and analysis, according to a McKinsey report. ClearPoint's automated reporting tools can significantly reduce this time, allowing executives to focus on decision-making and strategic execution.

  1. Unsuccessful Projects

The Project Management Institute (PMI) states that around 14% of IT projects fail, with a lack of clear goals as a primary reason. ClearPoint supports project success by defining clear objectives, tracking progress, and using AI to predict potential roadblocks.

  1. Slow Decision Making

A recent study found that slow decision-making can cost organizations up to 45% of their expected profits. With ClearPoint, organizations can leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to provide real-time insights and analytics, enabling quicker, data-driven decisions to overcome this challenge.

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  1. Resource Misallocation

According to Forrester, nearly 40% of strategic funds are misallocated within companies. ClearPoint's intelligent analytics and predictive capabilities help organizations in optimal resource allocation, ensuring that funds are used where they can create the most value.

  1. Lack of Adaptability

A study by Accenture revealed that 76% of business leaders find it challenging to adapt their strategy quickly. ClearPoint's AI-driven insights enable rapid adaptation by analyzing trends and providing actionable recommendations for real-time adjustments.

  1. Difficulty in Tracking KPIs

Research has shown that 55% of businesses struggle to effectively track their Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). ClearPoint software offers comprehensive KPI tracking, monitoring, and reporting, making it easier for businesses to stay aligned with their goals.

  1. Low ROI on Strategy Execution

Harvard Business Review reports that businesses on average deliver only 50-60% of the financial performance their strategies promised. By leveraging ClearPoint's AI-powered insights, predictive analytics, and efficient execution tools, organizations can better align their efforts with financial goals and improve their ROI.

In summary, the business strategy landscape is fraught with challenges and pitfalls, from failed execution to miscommunication and misaligned resources. ClearPoint Strategy offers innovative solutions to overcome these odds, providing organizations with the tools they need to plan, execute, and succeed in today's complex environment. Software and AI present a robust solution to the prevailing challenges in strategy planning and execution, and by leveraging these technologies, organizations can overcome the odds - aligning strategies with operational realities, engaging employees, making data-driven decisions, and achieving business goals.


  1. Kaplan, R. S., & Norton, D. P. (2008). "The Execution Premium: Linking Strategy to Operations for Competitive Advantage." Harvard Business Press.
  2. Kaplan and Norton (2005). "Alignment: Using the Balanced Scorecard to Create Corporate Synergies." Harvard Business Press.
  3. Project Management Institute, PMI’s Pulse of the Profession (2013).
  4. McKinsey & Company. "The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies" (2012).
  5. Project Management Institute, "Pulse of the Profession" (2018).
  6. Bain & Company, "The Decision-Driven Organization" (2010).
  7. Forrester Research, "Rethink Your Technology Governance For Speed And Innovation" (2015).
  8. Accenture, "Being Digital: Embrace the Future of Work and Your People Will Embrace It With You" (2016).
  9. Dresner Advisory Services, "Performance Management Market Study" (2015).
  10. Mankins, M., & Steele, R. (2005). "Turning great strategy into great performance." Harvard Business Review, 83(7), 64-72.

*Please note that access to some of these reports may require a subscription or purchase. Furthermore, statistics and findings can vary across studies and industries, so it may be beneficial to consult specific research tailored to your organization's context or industry.

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