Organizational Alignment Part 2: Case studies and the important secrets they reveal

first_imgOne of the most important growth strategies a credit union can implement is a routine test of the degree of alignment within the organization. But oftentimes, this is a poorly executed or entirely missed opportunity at many institutions. The Harvard Business Review study, The New Game Plan for Strategic Planning, found that 84% of respondents ranked “management alignment” as the most important task, with only 41% saying their organization performed it well. In my last post, I addressed new approaches to alignment, and methods for measuring them. Here we’ll review two case studies on credit unions that assessed, clarified, and planned for improving their alignment.One billion-dollar credit union we worked with found that they were not diving deep enough into strategy development conversations, which require more frequent cross-functional communication. We could have done 1:1 interviews or group workshops for feedback, but we proposed a quicker, more measurable and trackable approach. Here’s what we uncovered:At this organization, only 8% of the senior staff felt strongly that they, as a senior team, do a good job of listening when developing short- and long-term priorities.12% straight up disagreed; most were middle of the road. This is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

SEI REMC issues ‘Critical Peak Load Conservation’ event

first_imgOsgood, In. — Officials from the Southeastern Indiana Rural Electric Cooperative have issued a Critical Peak Load Conservation event Friday, February 1 from 6 to 8 a.m. due to the extremely cold temperatures.  Please help the cause by conserving energy.last_img

Toss, top order failure the real problem, says Harper

first_imgBy Rajiv BisnauthHEAD coach of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, Roger Harper, has said that losing the toss and consequently the top order failure played an inordinate role in the result of the HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final, which the local franchise lost by nine wickets to Jamaica Tallawahs last Sunday night. The Warriors were bitterly disappointed that after topping the league and beating the Jamaica Tallawhas in the first playoff, they saved their worst-ever batting performance for the final, and were dismissed for just 93, with only Sohail Tanvir making a significant contribution with the bat.Harper lamented the fact that while they played some good cricket leading up to the final, his charges just did not show up at the final hurdle.“We were not just up for it, especially when we lost the toss; it just appeared that our spirits went down,” Harper, a former West Indies vice-captain stated.He added “The toss is part of our preparation leading up to a game, but having said that we were not competitive. It was a big occasion, big game and you look for your big players to perform, but the top four batsmen failed us.The 53-year-old divulged that while the final was disappointing, it was a total team effort up until the final.Harper said that despite this loss the team can take a lot of positives about how well they have played throughout this edition of the Hero CPL.This was the third time that the Amazon Warriors have lost in the final and it will be one of the more painful defeats, but as Harper says they are ready to try again next year.last_img read more