The key to organisational alignment is employee buy-in. In order to get buy-in you need to have something to buy into.
That means having a clear view of who you are and what you stand for as a company, a clear view of the behaviours you want in your organisation, and being able to communicate, educate, and reinforce that across your company to make it happen.
There are five distinct characteristics that all fully aligned organisations exhibit.
Our process is designed to help you achieve and sustain all five.
A crystal-clear view of why the organisation exists, beyond the pursuit of profit. This clarity is fundamental to creating a strong sense of meaning, setting direction and ensuring everyone is on the same page.
Everyone has a thorough understanding of organisational goals, and why they are worth pursuing. There is also a common understanding of the work that matters and why it matters.
There’s a clear connection between individual roles and the organisation’s goals. Employees are focused on creating value and moving the organisation forward over busyness.
There’s a strong cultural identity, with common language, symbolism and stories ensuring individuals feel personally connected to the organisation. Every employee feels as though they are part of something bigger than themselves.
Everyone feels mutually or reciprocally implicated in the success of the organisation. People are empowered at every level of the organisation and trusted to act in its best interests.
“Along with the $1.4b acquisition of
MLC, our ‘ideology’ was one of the most
pivotal things we did in 2020.”
– Renato Mota, CEO IOOF
GET BUY-IN TO YOUR VISION