Align for higher productivity and profitability
Corporate leaders strive for optimal productivity and profits in the service of customers and shareholders. Effective leaders universally recognize the value of a clearly articulated mission, vision and strategy in achieving high performance. But even the strongest articulation alone does not translate into practice when devoid of alignment principles. Misalignment breeds:
- unclear communication from managers to their teams,
- dissatisfied employees,
- teams not working well together,
- languishing projects, and
- decay of margins.
Orgametrics®, and our process helps you
- understand alignment gaps in your company
- precisely identify strengths and improvement opportunities to focus on
- develop and implement an efficient, actionable plan to achieve the goals and objectives for your company, and
- Connect your alignment improvements with your KPIs, so you know your company is actually becoming more effective.
What Does Organizational Alignment Look Like for a Company?
We’ve all experienced moments where everything comes together to create something magical. It’s easy to see. However, it takes consistent and intentional work to get to that point and more to stay there.
Corporations look at employee engagement to see how well they are functioning. However, engagement has little to no correlation to how well a company performs towards its mission, vision, plan or key metrics. Orgametrics® is an innovative leadership service that delivers facts and a scoring method to baseline current organization performance, and then uses those insights to design and implement a journey towards greater alignment and performance.
Scoring the 9 dimensions
Your Orgametrics® score serves as a benchmark on how well your organization is aligned in the 9 different dimensions that are measured. It is then used to measure progress after an action plan has been executed. The dimensions are Mission & Vision, Accountability, Teamwork, Development, Empowerment, Leadership, Communication, Best Practices and Creativity.
Corporate Client Stories
Chris Roberts of Cargill explains the value of using Orgametrics® to measure their Alignment in an ongoing strategy to continue making progress.
A large medical device company has sustained growth for more than 50 years as the market leader. The margins on the products have been so robust that the company puts more money into R & D than the sum total of its competitors. The result of this significant investment has afforded the company technological superiority.
Over the past 10+ years, competition has become formidable and the company’s legacy sales force has not evolved to meet the challenge. The strategy to maintain higher pricing while gaining market share was conflicting and the organizational structure was not keeping pace with customer expectations. Leadership has been promoted based on past performance, yet the marketplace is changing faster than the leaders can evolve. The field sales force is challenged by the complexity of customer needs, a conflicting corporate message.
Before an organization gets engaged it must first get aligned. In order to get aligned, one VP/leader elected to get a baseline read on alignment. Specifically, the leader wanted to know the degree to which the employees had bought-in to the Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan. Orgametrics® provided a view into this organization that was never before seen.
As challenges were identified, the leader pulled in the leadership team to identify solutions. The solutions were stack ranked based on perceived return and resource requirements to implement. These leaders not only identified a common goal, but created a master list of action items to address the organizational misalignment(s). The exercise drove teamwork and the outcome (master list) drove organizational effectiveness.
This medical device company was able to realize 13 percent year-over-year growth in a flat market within eight months of introducing Orgametrics®. Employee turnover decreased more than 30 percent with restored trust and confidence in leadership. Sales forecast accuracy improved 20 percent which lead to significant supply chain cost savings.
Team Members familiar with Corporate
Erik has led teams for a Fortune Global 500 as well as smaller organizations. He has led by focusing on key alignment drivers and searching for innovative ways to meet needs of customers and his staff. His coaching style is to challenge clients to learn how to see differently, practice new techniques, ingrain learnings into daily work and measure the impact on a company.
Joe has owned companies and worked in various departments within many more. His experience is focused on establishing baseline metrics and goals and then setting up viable, attainable plans to reach those goals. Joe works with clients to see the end game and practice the process to get there.
Art serves as CEO of Orgametrics and works with clients across the country. Art’s has a long history with large corporations, with leadership stints at IBM, USWest (CenturyLink) and Medtronic. Art has also served as an Adjunct Professor with the Hamline University School of Business teaching their MBA candidates in Strategic Management.