Organizational alignment brings an entire team together from the CEO to the person who just started in a low-entry position. When there is a commonly shared vision and a plan everyone understands how to achieve it, effective integration activates.
The power of organizational integration also produces collaborative teamwork on all levels of work. It is approaching integration in this way that fuels the organization to accomplish its goals working both laterally with team members and vertically with leaders. Integration does not happen naturally; instead, it requires a concerted daily emphasis to create.
An excellent strategy is nothing if it is not well executed, driving it into reality. The barometer for success or failure measures if the strategic goal was achieved, or not.
If you have ever watched a multi-person track team hand off the baton, you saw how important that was to the team’s success or failure. In a split second, an uncoordinated effort can easily lead to losing the race.
The key to success is working together in a cohesive way that knows where everyone is on the field and what they can do best. This integrated knowledge allows them to score points on a basketball court, make a successful pass on a football field, or swim in perfect strategy to achieve the goal.
On the other hand, when a team suffers from integration issues, due to differing objectives or cross purposes, the organization will not be successful in achieving their organization’s primary goals. The most critical element in any organization’s drive toward change is the ability to harness the full team’s think power and then its ability to execute the move.
Organizational integration is the dynamic resource that allows the team to operationalize its strategy and implement it with excellence. Without integration, a superior strategic plan will never be imagined, let alone achieved because organizational integration is the crossroads that makes the strategy execution possible.