Organizational Performance Measures Whitepaper Introduction – Alignment

StrategyDriven contributors are pleased to introduce the organizational performance measures whitepaper: Alignment. This whitepaper elaborates on how a well constructed performance measurement system helps drive organizational alignment and provides executives and managers with timely information about adverse conditions so action can be taken to prevent undesirable consequences. Additionally, this whitepaper compliments and expands upon the principles discussed in the StrategyDriven organizational performance measures best practices Vertical Cascading and Horizontally Shared.

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Business Performance Assessment Program Best Practice 1 – Executive Sponsorship

StrategyDriven Business Performance Assessment Program Best PracticeThere tends to exist a perception that companies are generally open to the identification and resolution of problems; that resources will be applied to solve issues if the gains expected can be shown to outweigh the costs. Reality is frequently different. Priority setting driven by limited resources and at times less visible agendas often precludes an organization from addressing small tactical issues and large global initiatives.


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About the Author

Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal is a StrategyDriven Principal and Host of the StrategyDriven Podcast. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. To read Nathan’s complete biography, click here.

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StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 1 – What is a Strategy Driven Organization?

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Episode 1 – What is a Strategy Driven Organization? introduces the StrategyDriven Podcast series by examining…

  • what makes an organization strategy driven
  • do strategy driven organizations really exist
  • what actions can executives and managers take to create a strategy driven organization
  • why should an organization work to become strategy driven

About the Contributor

Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal is a StrategyDriven Principal, and Host of the StrategyDriven Podcast. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. To read Nathan’s complete biography, click here.

3, 2, 1… StrategyDriven Podcast Coming Tuesday, November 27

Less than three days remain until the StrategyDriven Podcast launch! In our first episode, Nathan and Howard explore the question: “What makes an organization strategy driven?”

The StrategyDriven Podcast series elaborates on the best practice and warning flag postings on the StrategyDriven website; offering rich examples and additional insights. We believe this podcast series offers tremendous value for executives and managers at all levels of the organization.

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Strategic Planning – Why Do Organizations Need Strategic Planning

Do you know of an organization that performs extremely well during a crisis? Maybe your own?

StrategyDriven Strategic Planning PrincipleOrganizations do well during times of crisis because executives, managers, and individual contributors all gain clarity of purpose, expectation, and action. Clarity, along with a sense of urgency, breaks down organizational barriers allowing people to work efficiently together toward achievement of the shared goal(s). These factors enable the organization to resolve the crisis quickly and return to normal operations.


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About the Author

Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal is a StrategyDriven Principal and Host of the StrategyDriven Podcast. For over twenty years, he has served as trusted advisor to executives and managers at dozens of Fortune 500 and smaller companies in the areas of management effectiveness, organizational development, and process improvement. To read Nathan’s complete biography, click here.