Aligning an organization on a shared set of strategic priorities, allowing for a more effective allocation of resources, and enabling the team to accomplish objectives and create value.
Organizations perform when teams work, and teams can't work without alignment
Strategic complexity and ambiguity get in the way of organizational momentum and adaptability. Many teams struggle to balance short-term pressures with long-term strategic objectives – how organizations define success. To be successful in today’s complex and unpredictable marketplace, leaders must effectively clarify their vision, clearly define what success looks like, determine how they will measure and achieve success, prioritize their limited resources, and align their team around their plan.
Weekly Whiteboard: Aligning Teams & Individuals
Improved information-sharing builds the shared situational awareness necessary to achieve your strategic goals. By enabling the timely sharing of information and key performance metrics, you empower your teams to make faster, better decisions.
Driving Alignment within a Shared Services Organization
The operations division of a Fortune 10 healthcare company was better able to handle a changing regulatory and competitor landscape thanks to a new operating model. Though the company’s long-term strategy was well-understood, teams within the operations division were unfamiliar with how their work fit within that strategy. This resulted in a lack of prioritization and little effective execution on the organization’s strategic plan.
Aligning a Global Investment Bank
Through a strategy that prioritized people, McChrystal Group was able to lower attrition, boost morale and, ultimately, increase revenue for a global investment bank. Discover how we helped leadership develop and then communicate a business plan and strategy across all product groups, showing how the different groups supported one another in pursuit of a common goal rather than compete against one another.
Weekly Whiteboard: Establishing Effective Prioritization
While you may have many competing priorities, there can only be one true number-one priority. Prioritization and focus are consistent problem areas for every leader to improve within their teams.
Our solutions are tailored for each client to ensure that the senior leadership team is aligned on a common set of actionable strategies to cascade these and then create lower-level team goals and initiatives. Bottom-up refinement and identification of horizontal and vertical dependencies are integral to our approach.
Our approach to execution features regular progress reviews for an organization’s ongoing initiatives on a rolling six-quarter cadence, allowing clients to assess changes in the internal and external operating environment and adapt the enterprise accordingly.
Our approach to strategic planning, alignment, and execution enables you to reliably deliver on the targets you set for your company, creating predictability and stability the market will reward.
Our strategy alignment triangle is broken down into 5 sections:
Vision or Mission Statement (Why we exist?)
- Aspirational, directional, passion for the future
Values (How we act?)
- Behavioral (win at all costs vs win together)
- Where we will spend our time, money, and mindshare
Objectives (What we are trying to accomplish?)
- Measurable, quantifiable & time bound
- Constituents, employee, financial and/or stakeholder focused
Strategy (How are we going to do it?)
- Describe the method or approach
- Explain the “big bets” and/or where to take risk
Initiatives (What are the priorities for resources?)
- Focus on the critical few
- Describe actions, outcomes, expectations
- Designate supporting + supported relationships
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