Information Technologies: Do You Know Your Alignment Score?
Companies in the information technology sector can have their own unique challenges, especially when it comes to accomplishing their biggest goals. Between their own customers, prospective clients, partners, vendors, and more, the number of relationships held by each company can be vast. What’s more, ensuring that one’s team is aligned to help them accomplish their biggest objectives within these relationships can sometimes be difficult to gauge. One of the biggest questions in these situations is: what should info tech companies be looking for to assess proper alignment? There is a substantial checklist of items, but to name a few:
1) Focus on Desired Outcomes
Looking for clarity when trying to reach goals is imperative here. Look for positioning consistency, cross-departmental transparency and the ability to easily access/understand the most important outcomes as quickly as possible.
2) Ensure People Alignment
Ensure that the proper team members are involved in each project and that both progress and results can be referenced for optimization purposes.
3) Work for Process deficiencies
Although there are many different job functions throughout a team, it should be easy to identify who is responsible for each facet of every overarching goal. Processes should be easy to find, analyze and extract learnings from.
Ensuring that your team is streamlined and in goal-crushing shape can certainly be an undertaking. But by making sure you’re focusing on the right things, communicating and collaborating, you’ll not only be able to reach your biggest milestones, you’ll also be able to accomplish the feat again and again!