Organizational alignment is a necessary condition for a company to execute its strategy. Because strategy execution is the collective result of thousands of decisions and actions by employees at the grass-root level, the employees – the organization – must align, i.e., fall in line with the strategy.
However, organizations are not always aligned. Misalignment occurs for many reasons as firms respond to events that affect their organizational structure all the time. These range from product line expansion and micro-segmentation to globalization, technology advancements, vertical integration, and merger integration – to name a few. These initiatives place a burden on the organization and add significant complexity to the administration of the business.
In situations where the resulting organization has become overly complex and misaligned, management needs to address the structural design of the organization. We help companies take the steps necessary to remove existing structural impediments and enable executives to implement the strategy effectively.