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Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions by Richard J. Reese

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The aligned business

What does the aligned business look like? A business that is "aligned" has the following characteristics:

  • Upper management has articulated and communicated a clear company vision, stated high-level goals, and specified strategies that will help business leaders achieve the goals.
  • A goal hierarchy exists with ownership and responsibilities assigned. Company leaders share goals and contribute to others goals to maximize company value.
  • Operating managers' goals appropriately reflect the broader goals of company senior management.
  • Goals are expressed with measurable key-performance indicators.
  • A reward system is in place where goal achievement is paramount over individual accomplishment.
  • The company has an established, well-followed ...

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