Strategic Direction and Associates
LP19 Aligning Associates With The Strategic Direction
when a Leadership Practice is not present or working in your organization...
you will not be able to BEST organize your organization
Aligning Associates with the strategic direction ensures that, when Associates are assigned jobs or promotions, such assignments are based on achieving the strategic direction. Furthermore, how the organization hires, selects, orients, and trains its Associates is determined by the evolving strategic direction. Associates are hired and trained to go beyond current job assignments and their personal goals are aligned with the strategic direction.
Professor Kenneth Mackenzie, one of the world's leading experts on leadership and organizational design, has defined 29 Leadership Practices (LP) that are essential to a successful organization.
Clearly, competitive advantage is gained when an organization is aligned for success.
The 29 Leadership Practices are the primary "indicators of interest" we use when diagnosing an organization.
When we do an organizational assessment, we know that the absence of the Leadership Practice Aligning Associates With The Strategic Direction could affect one or more of the 12 Holonomic Processes (HP):
HP6. Integrating Associate Selection, Development and Flow with the Strategic Direction
The 12 Holonomic Processes are the main enabling processes by which the 6 Desired Organizational Characteristics (DOC) are achieved, so the above Holonomic Processes problems could affect:
DOC2. Clarity of Structures
DOC6. Associates Are Assets and Resources
Click here for a detailed description of the 6 Desired Organizational Characteristics [DOC]
Click here for a detailed description of the 12 Holonomic Processes [HP]
Click here for a detailed description of the 29 Leadership Practices [LP]
Remember that this "snapshot" is a preliminary assessment only, designed to illustrate areas where you might have problems.
A full on-line assessment probes in a deeper and more complex manner and provides specific insight and suggestions.
The Organizational Diagnostic Survey On-Line (ODS-OL) we use is the most advanced working technology for assessing organizations and its leadership practices. ODS-OL is based on multiple sources of information. ODS-OL does more than compile and analyze data: ODS-OL will derive conclusions about the results of the assessment and then derive recommendations based on these conclusions.
Use our ASK THE EXPERT form to contact Don Schwerzler - to learn how your organization can use ODS-OL to perfect the design and function of your organization.
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