Is your organisation misaligned?
So, how do you know whether your business is strategically aligned or not? Here are some of the tell-tale signs that your business is not operating as cohesively as it should be.
The office or workforce is a place of difference or misinformation
If you find yourself in the midst of cross-departmental clashes and misunderstandings, this is usually a sign that your teams aren’t aligned.
In a strategically aligned workplace, all departments should work collaboratively and communicate regularly to ensure everyone is on track to achieve the wider company objectives.
Teams and employees are unaware of their purpose
No one in the organisation should be blindly carrying out tasks without understanding how their work fits into the company’s wider goals.
When employees are aware of their purpose, not only does this encourage strategic alignment, but it can also improve employee motivation and job satisfaction.
High employee churn
A high staff turnover rate or employee churn is a key sign of misalignment within an organisation.
This can be due to employees not understanding their purpose, or how they contribute to the strategic priorities of the organisation