"Strategic Alignment" the Golden Thread
September, 2020 – Guy Thorpe – (2 min read)
Making sure the work you’re doing is aligned with the organisation’s overall #vision and #strategy is critical and often described as “Strategic Alignment”. As part of our on-going collaboration with Milvio D to simplify #projectmanagment concepts, our latest infographic describes the concept of “Strategic Alignment” with the use of the “Golden Thread” analogy.
If you can imagine a piece of thread is tied to the very top of a house which in this analogy represents the organisation you are working in. The roof of the house represents the #organisations #vision, the rafters its #strategy, the loft the objectives and key results and so on. A person working in the organisation should be able to see how their work is directly linked to the orgs vision by clearly seeing the linkages of the thread run all the way from the floor to the roof of the house. A piece of work that is truly strategically aligned is the “golden thread”. If your working on something and cannot see the clear linkages, you would have to question, why am I working on this?
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