4 DX or the 4 Disciplines of Execution are the disciplines needed to ensure success in defined goals. It is the approach evolved by Stephen R. Covey and Chris Mc Chesney, presented in their book The 4 Disciplines of Execution. The concept of 4DX combines the 4 major key areas in a business, when they are combined it helps businesses in executing the strategies successfully. 4DX aims to help leaders and employees cut through their daily chores and focus on achieving goals.
The four disciplines of 4DX strategy are:
Just like OKR (Objectives and Key Results), 4DX mentions that the more goals a person has to achieve, the less focus they have.
Major principles based on which 4DX is developed are the following
- Focus On The WIGs (Wildly Important Goals)
- Act on the lead measures
- Keep a compelling scoreboard
- Create consistency in accountability