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The 13% Club

Kudos to Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) and also the Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC). APEX Global Sport Group is working closely with PNGOC to plan an enhanced high-performance strategy, and with ONOC to review and re-design the Oceania Sport Education Program (OSEP). Both organizations are both very conscious of engaging multiple stakeholder groups to enhance the probability of successful plan implementation.

Research has shown that no more than 13% of organizations fully implement their strategic plans (’Thirteeners” by Daniel F Prosser, 2015). There are a lot of reasons for this; lack of stakeholder involvement, poor communication to stakeholders, poor introductions of new programs/program launch, not enough focus on “the why”, inadequate tracking of progress and key program outcomes, and many other reasons.

The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee and the Oceania National Olympic Committee are not only focused on the details of their respective programs, to make sure they design and deliver the best possible programs (the “what”); they are also addressing how they go about designing their respective programs to ensure that the essential elements of implementation and change management are utilized so that they are in the elusive 13% club.

Successful change and program implementation is a complex process. We believe organizations need to spend as much time on that side of the equation on the front end of the process, as they do on the program details.

Well done to PNGOC and ONOC. APEX Global Sport Group is proud to work with both organizations to help them navigate the process of planning and program implementation.

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