No strategic plan or other business-wide initiative can gather momentum and sustain it without developing complete and integrated commitment, alignment, and action plans within each functional group in support of the business initiative.
Many business organizations leave such planning and alignment to each functional group to carry out, without realizing that much of what needs to be planned, developed, and committed to must go on among the leaders of those groups—together.
Level Three’s process for achieving true functional alignment ensures that every person and group who affect, and are effected by, the business initiative comes out of the planning and alignment process with the understanding, commitment, and action plans they need to be successful in support of the initiative and their group.
Where desired, we can help you go beyond this level of alignment to include the following aims:
- Each functional group will redesign its work to carry out its role effectively in the business strategy.
- Each functional group will utilize an integrated planning and auditing technology to ensure the strong connection of every action with all critical stakeholders’ needs, as well as effectiveness in communications focused on the business and product strategies.
- Shop/office floor and other front line people will work in self-developing teams who continuously reduce waste and redundancy in time and resources; generate lasting innovations to enhance earning, margins, and cash flow; and work from developmental plans that foster business focus, capability development, and increased contribution toward the business strategies.
Please contact our Change Practice Director for more detailed information.