Staying in Alignment as You Grow
As companies grow from small to very large, they are forced to introduce appropriate structures to deliver their value proposition. At some point they will realize that the structures that have developed have become too rigid and misaligned with their vision and strategy, that the line of sight to vision is lost for many of their people. They might have too many levels and unclear and overlapping responsibilities. Silos develop as people naturally focus on functional excellence without considering the good of the whole. With poor communication, people often unintentionally work against each other. Achieving Total Alignment addresses these and many other challenges that organizations face.
Achieving Total Alignment is the result of thirty years of international consulting experience. This business novel is based on real experiences and real corporations that we have worked with. Each chapter creates a scenario that focuses on a key issue faced by businesses. Through the story the reader can identify with the characters living that experience. A fictional character, the Infoman, introduces concepts and methods that resolve the issues and move the company forward toward alignment.
This book serves as a companion to our two books, One Page Management and Total Alignment: Tools and Tactics for Streamlining Your Organization. These three books will help you improve the short and long term performance of your organization.