Launching successful large-scale projects is becoming increasing difficult in many organizations today. Organizational/process complexity and intense time constraints to do more in less time with fewer resources are two common factors. In addition, most corporations are still operating in silo organization and business models, whereas solving many of the large-scale business problems requires cross-organizational or value chain collaboration and commitment. When pressured for results, organizations or teams will revert back to what they are directly accountable for within their silo and reduce their commitments on longer-term horizontal projects. Some symptoms of a poorly aligned team include: poor or failed execution, lack of clarity about priorities, low morale, absence of healthy debate, lack of ownership or follow through, underground communications (gossip, “us versus them” thinking) These challenges can, and often do, derail large-scale project successes. New approaches are needed to address these challenges. Our Alignment Process is designed to address these challenges through the delivery of the following key benefits:
Identification of organizational inhibitors and enhancers
Clearly articulated case for change
Aligned and committed executive leaders and value chain partners
A proven process, delivered in a workshop format that assures rapid and effective decisions from key stakeholders.
Reduced project ‘false-starts’ and enhanced governance and program management structures
As the name implies, the Alignment Process is not a one-time event (like a team-building workshop), but rather a consulting intervention that uses solid assessment, team facilitation and expert coaching throughout the process. With this approach, we are able to deliver two results at once: an aligned project team and coaching and training for project leaders on how to achieve true alignment with their own teams in the future.