One of the secrets of the greatest companies is their ability to communicate the essence of their strategy to every level of the organization. Not only does this result in better co-ordination and input from every employee, but it yields behaviors at the front line of the organization that reinforce the core strategy.
Obviously, a good strategic plan that is well-communicated will go a long way to making this a reality. But there is also an element of strategic thinking that exists at the top of most organizations - and is often missing at other levels.
I'm curious...does your company communicate the strategic plan to its employees? What does your company do to instill strategic thinking below the top management level? What do you think could be done to improve this at your company?