Many business owners today know that their company should be aligned. They also know that their infrastructure should be arranged to support the company’s purpose, including their organizational processes, team resources, and business management systems.
While business owners know that their company should be aligned, research suggests that more than 35% of organizations operate without a strategy. And, only 14% of employees understand the organization’s strategy and their role in it. Research also indicates that more than half of employees are unengaged.
You may have put time and energy in developing your company’s foundational pieces, like your company’s Contribution in the World, Vision, Mission, and Purpose. That’s a good start, but how are these important declarations represented daily throughout your company? How does each position align with the Company’s goals? What are the accountability systems in place to demonstrate these declarations in action?
To achieve alignment and performance, what matters is how all of the pieces of alignment work together. In working with our Excelleration Mentoring Clients, the biggest chasm we often resolve is aligning the company’s strategy and goals with each team member’s position with the company’s goals.
Aligned companies have a better chance at winning in today’s business environment. To win, leaders must also align and implement accountability systems. Often alignment and accountability systems are missing; so, when scaling, leaders are confronted by multiple hurdles to actualizing their goals.
As a business leader, you may work on your goals, but how are the goals for each member of your team directly related and measured with the company’s goals? It takes a concerted effort to align your organization. When you do, the clarity and accountability that comes from it builds focus, engages your team and customers, and a actualizes a contribution in the world that is unmatched.
P.S. With each moment, you have an opportunity to express yourself, provide leadership, and make a powerful contribution in the world. I invite you to expand your natural ability to lead and experience the difference you can make by participating in our upcoming workshop, Wired to Win! Your Path to Passion, Purpose and, Profit on August 22-23, 2019. TELL ME MORE.