How connected are the people on your team with your strategy? Is there a legitimate connection between the actions of the people on your team and your strategy? I picked up a copy of what looks like a book that’s going to help explain some important things.
The Power of Alignment: How Great Companies Stay Centered and Accomplish Extraordinary Things looks like it’s going to have a lot to say about things like thinking steps not programs.
Alignment is about the junction between vertical and horizontal alignment. How do you understand vertical? Vertical is about the connection between your strategy and your team members. Vertical alignment “energizes people, provides direction, and offers opportunity for involvement (p. 27).”
“Vertical alignment is about the rapid deployment of business strategy that is manifested in the actions of people at work.”