Building Organizational Alignment

February 6, 2013

“Alignment is that optimal state in which strategy, employees, customers, and key processes work in concert to propel growth and profits. Aligned organizations enjoy greater customer and employee satisfaction and produce superior returns to shareholders. Aligned companies focus employees and their work on key goals….

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The Strategy Focused Organization

February 1, 2013

The Strategy Focused Organization
How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Environment
By Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton

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Set the Vision

January 17, 2013

In understanding the organizational structure, one finds that their success primarily relies on the employees to accomplish the vision and mission of the leadership team.  The vision comes from the leadership team, based on the expectations of the shareholders. The leadership team identifies his/her area of vision ownership and begins to develop their strategies that their team members will complete to implement the vision.

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Insourcing vs. Outsourcing

November 26, 2012

Last month HP agreed to transfer 3000 of its employees to General Motors (GM) as GM moves IT operations back “in-house”. Randy Mott (GM, CIO) decided to bring most of the company’s IT work in-house. In fact, GM announced that it will bring most of its IT work back in-house over the next three to five years (~10,000 positions) – a dramatic about-face for the automaker, which was an early adopter of outsourcing and offshoring. While most companies may not be making such major insourcing moves, many are reconsidering the outsource-insource mix.

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From the Top, Down–Tying Your Strategy to the Vision

March 8, 2011

To unify a company’s efforts, CEOs, Department Leaders and Team Leaders must take the time to review the strategic vision and connect it with how their teams are assisting in the achievement of the vision. The best of leaders are able to tie an individual’s performance objective to at least one of the company’s strategic objectives.

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