FUSION is about bringing your leadership team together and gaining the real value from fusing the collective intelligence within your organization. FUSION helps its clients proactively adapt to constant change in the marketplace by confidently addressing the common problems that lead to misalignment within companies.
The very first aspect of developing organizational alignment, is to have 'the right leadership' in place. 'The right leadership', refers to the required stakeholder knowledge, professional/technical skills, common values, management skills and leadership capabilities to steer your organization. Leadership is the glue and catalyst for effective organizational development. It is critical that the leadership are 'on the same page', as we go through each of the 4 areas for organizational alignment.
Understanding your environment is the first step prior to setting a direction for your organization- from understanding your marketplace, to evaluating your stakeholders and what they 'care about most' and a host of other key areas. This assessment will put 'on the table', that which you need to assess in order to collaboratively think through 'what this all means to your organization'.
Once you have completed the environmental assessment, your organization is ready to crystalize direction. From a foundational standpoint – what is your organization all about and why, how will you operate and what are your success indicators – to create a vision for your future and finally clarifying your short term priorities and creating a business plan for the immediate future.
Systems & Structures:
Once a complete understanding of the environment and clarity in direction are completed (your strategic plan), you will then need to ensure you have the 'right processes, roles and structure' to implement your plans. Aligning and ensuring the enablers are in place to execute your plan, is what this section is all about.
People / Behaviour:
Finally having competent and engaged team members, who clearly understand and support the direction, appreciate how their roles contribute to satisfying what key stakeholders care about most and why the organization is structured the way it is, is the final phase of ensuring organizational alignment. This truly is where business transformation happens!