This means that operationally the business is able to deliver its 'mission'. Strategically the management of the business is able to deliver its ‘vision’. It’s the glue for any Outperforming team.
Strategic alignment enables high performance by optimising the contributions of people, processes, and inputs to the realisation of measurable objectives. This, in turn, minimises waste and misdirection resources and effort to unintended or unclear purposes.
The sixth generation Investors in People Standard explores the alignment of people to the wider ambition of the business.
Read more about how the Investors in People reporting measures alignment
ARMA International's discussion of strategic alignment in the context of records and information management, July/August 2007
Articles on strategic alignment provided by Resource Management Systems, Inc.
Strategy 101: It's All About Alignment, Forbes, October 16, 2012
Strategic alignment of business processes, E. D. Morrison, A. K. Ghose, H. K. Dam, K. G. Hinge, K. Hoesch-Klohe, University of Wollongong, December 5, 2011
The Case for Strategic Alignment, white paper by The Knowledge Compass, Inc.
What is strategic alignment? definition and meaning, BusinessDictonary.com
What is Strategic Alignment?, Advance! Business Consulting