Aligned Communication

Communication in an organization usually centers around what’s being done in the here and now. How are current projects are getting done. There’s some communication about plans and performance to those plans. However, aligned organizations communicate well around their mission and vision. They are telling stories about how employees are acting in accordance with the mission. They are coming up with new ideas that further that mission. They work across teams better because they have a common purpose and know they are talking about the same goals. They hold themselves, and each other accountable to their goals and the mission. Aligned communication not only makes certain tactical items are being managed, but it connect everyone to the WHY.

December 31, 2018

TURBINEHQ – Exploring Chemistry on Project Teams

Here is an interesting article from Turbine HQ about how to look at and set up project teams to enable their success. This article relates to […]
December 2, 2018

Can Aligned Organizations Have and Embrace Conflict? Oh, Yes!

In our society, conflict is usually seen as a bad thing. It’s argumentative, accusatory, uncomfortable, disrespectful. However, isn’t conflict a driver for sharper ideas, collaborative creativity […]
August 14, 2018

Aligned Communication is About Them, Not You

I had a wonderful conversation recently with a colleague about a document they were creating for a client. I wasn’t sure it was solid enough to […]
June 25, 2018

Looking at Minneapolis Police, EMS Staff and Ketamine

The Minneapolis Star Tribune wrote a story about a report completed by the Minneapolis Police Office of Police Conduct Review regarding Minneapolis police officers suggesting to Hennepin […]
April 30, 2018

4 Ways Law Enforcement Leaders can Communicate Mission and Vision More Effectively

“We have strong communication in our organization. Our daily briefings discuss all our officers need to know.” Great, but is that communication tied to why you […]
April 3, 2018

3 Ways Organizational Misalignment Causes Your Initiatives to Fail and How You Can Fix It

You’ve put a lot of time, effort and resources towards a key initiative for your organization. You may have spent a lot of political capital to […]
March 2, 2018

When “Are we all Aligned” Doesn’t Mean Real Alignment

How many times has a meeting ended with the question similar to this. “Are we aligned? Do we know what we all need to do and […]
February 20, 2018

Your Plan isn’t Worth the Paper it’s Written On – 4 Questions to Ask to Make it Thrive

Great strategic plans have been written on the backs of envelopes and on napkins. They aren’t that hard to come up with. There are a lot […]
February 20, 2018

4 Ways to ‘Sell’ Your Strategic Plan, even Before it’s Launched

Earlier, we wrote about how your Strategic Plan isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. If you, as a leader, don’t align the plan to your […]