Thursday, October 22, 2009

Group Agreement vs. Executive Order in Moving Initiatives Forward

photo courtesy user creationc Executives have the job of setting the strategies and objectives for an organization to meet/exceed their corporate goals. The managers and front line people further down the organizational hierarchy are responsible for making it actually happen.

  • Can an organization move forward with only an executive directive? Sure, some can.
  • Will it be as effective without group agreement? Not likely.

The less group agreement you have, the more likely the initiative will be point optimized in each of the organization’s vertical silos. The maximum effectiveness is achieved when the optimization takes place horizontally across departmental or functional boundaries. Group agreement is fundamental to that process.

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