We’ve noticed that there is a lot being written about strategic alignment in the media. But sometimes hearing about it from an experienced alignment counselor makes the concepts come to life—especially when they are applied to your specific area of expertise.
Pete is making the world of alignment accessible to professional groups in the Seattle Metropolitan area with presentations and workshops.
Harnessing the Power of Organizational Alignment: the Product Manager as a Change Agent
In July, 2012, members of the Product Management Consortium were given insights into what well-aligned companies look like, and ways that a product manager can be more closely aligned to the organizational strategy. Pete presented information that helped the audience to:
- Understand the primary drivers of strategic alignment
- Recognize previously hidden organizational dynamics and stress points
- Determine their readiness and ability to impact the mission
- Identify some specific and actionable areas for immediate consideration
Measuring, Monitoring and Managing Strategic Alignment
At the Woods Creek Consulting Executive Peer Exchange Group in March, 2012 and also at the April meeting of the Technical Executive Peer Exchange Group, Pete spoke about helping top teams measure, monitor and manage strategic plans, and then moderated a roundtable discussion of the alignment issues that attendees have encountered.
Harnessing the Power of Organizational Alignment: A Chiropractic Paradigm
The Lake Washington Human Resource Association were introduced to a simple approach for measuring, monitoring and managing alignment and—like a chiropractor making a spinal adjustment—they learned how a holistic approach to organizational adjustments will maximize the performance of their company. He showed attendees how powerful dynamics can be put into place that results in:
- Every employee—from executives to new hires— has a shared understanding of the business
- Everyone knows how he or she contributes to the business strategy and empowered to maintain that alignment
- Each employee can clearly state what the customer needs, and how they and their team are satisfying those needs