"We're aligned" is one of the most misused expressions in business.
Executives often say or think they're working in concert to achieve strategic ends, and say similar things to reinforce this belief, yet their actions indicate they haven't quite synchronized their understanding of where the organization really is, where it can or must go, or what's required to get there. A root cause: leaders operating with different mental models — based on functional, geographical, or historical perspective — that define how they think and behave around the business and its priorities. Or they rush into tactical activities before exploring how their teams' tactics fit with the activities of others. The underlying lack of alignment leads to inefficiency, confusion, conflicts… and often results short of expectations or organizational needs.
Trium works with clients to create true, deep alignment — getting them into the necessary, focused dialogs that will make sure they:
The outcome of this work is shared appreciation and orientation towards the past, present, and future, channeled to the achieving success on the road ahead. We use this to keep clients aligned and connected even as dynamics and assumptions change.