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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Alignment Is A Top Priority for CEOs

Alignment is a priority for the CEO, particularly aligning the individual objectives of the managers and experts with the organization's strategic priorities.

Alignment of individual team member accountability can even be a source of competitive advantage.

The key questions to ask include:

  • Are you sure that your frontline experts are working on the right priorities?
  • Are they able to define their own role in line with these priorities?
  • Are you sure that your frontline experts have the right competencies?
  • How do you motivate your people to take initiative for continuous improvement?
  • How do you increase and measure their accountability?
  • How do you reward accountability and engagement?
BOTTOMLINE: Discipline III. Align Systems, is all about aligning processes, policies, measures, technologies and people with the strategic intitiatives of the organization.

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