- To create synergy, we require more than a concept and a strategy. The enterprise value proposition defines the strategy for value creation through alignment, but it doesn't describe how to achieve it.
- The alignment strategy must be complemented with an alignment process.
- The alignment process, much like budgeting, should be part of the annual governance cycle.
- Whenever plans are changed at the enterprise or business unit level, executives likely need to realign the organization with the new direction.
BOTTOMLINE: Closely tied to this core thought is Discipline III. Align Systems, from Six Disciplines for Excellence.