The Organizational Alignment Handbook: A Catalyst for Performance Acceleration

H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl

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November 9, 2011 by Productivity Press
Handbook - 282 Pages - 52 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439877326 - CAT# K13579

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Features

  • Bridges the gap between macro and micro approaches with a unified theory to drive organizational alignment
  • Helps leaders to assess the effectiveness of their organization’s management system capability
  • Shows how to identify potential projects, introduce new practices, plan for resource allocation, and define and recommend decision governance
  • Explains how to design enterprise-wide, strategic management-based operations and facilitate collaborative management and improvement team development
  • Provides an understanding of the capability constraints that need to be resolved in order to achieve desired business objectives

Summary

In the same way that a well-defined approach is needed to develop an effective strategic plan, an equally well-designed approach is needed to support the alignment of your organization's structure, management concepts, systems, processes, networks, knowledge nets, training, hiring, and reward systems. Examining top-down, bottom-up, and core planning and execution processes, The Organizational Alignment Handbook: A Catalyst for Performance Acceleration provides a systematic approach for establishing the infrastructure needed to support a successful transformation and make your strategic plan a reality.

Bridging the gap between macro and micro approaches with a single unified theory, the book provides the understanding needed to assess the effectiveness of your organization’s current management system. It explains how to identify potential projects, introduce new practices, plan for resource allocation, and define and recommend decision governance. Identifying the capability constraints you must resolve in order for your company to thrive in an increasingly competitive business environment, the book explains:

  • How the organizational master plan fits into alignment activities
  • How strategic planning process and outcomes can be made part of the performance plan for individuals
  • How to use controllable factors as the foundation for your master plan
  • How to develop a set of vision statements that defines how your organization will function in the future

The management skills your organization currently possesses might be effective in today’s environment, but are they the skills needed to meet strategic objectives in the future? This book outlines a step-by-step approach for achieving organization-wide alignment of processes, applications, and systems, and to ensure acceptance of the results by all stakeholders. It includes examples of organizations implementing the strategies discussed as well as a review of the activities you need to follow to minimize the time it takes to reach your performance objectives today and in the future.