The Power of Alignment : How Great Companies Stay Centered and Accomplish Extraordinary Things
George Labovitz, Victor RosanskyISBN: 0471177903; 9780471177906;
Misaligned companies, like cars out of alignment, can develop serious problems if not corrected quickly. They are hard to steer and don't respond well to changes in direction. This groundbreaking book shows you how to get —and keep —all the vital elements of your organization aligned and headed in the same direction at the same time. Managers must now keep their people centered in the midst of change, deemphasize hierarchy, and distribute leadership by distributing authority, information, knowledge, and customer data throughout their organization. Alignment is a response to the new business reality where customer requirements are in flux, where competitive forces are turbulent, and where the bond of loyalty between an organization and its people has been weakened. The old linear approach to management has given way to one of simultaneity —to alignment. As pioneers of the alignment concept, the authors have developed this unique approach based on their...