Strategy. Vision. Execution. Alignment. These are serious business terms, with each representing complex challenges to conquer. What is striking, however, is how often these hard issues are linked to successful companies. Based on i4cp's decades of research, high-performance organizations establish clear strategic visions, align their workforce to that vision and execute accordingly. It sounds simple, but most companies struggle with mastering this formula.
Strategy sessions are a mainstay of boardrooms, and it's no wonder. Nearly half (48%) of more than 1,500 executives surveyed by i4cp said they were executing two or three strategies simultaneously, while almost one-third (32%) had four to seven strategies and 9% had eight or more.
Strategic cohesiveness is essential to ensuring that workforces are aligned and that plans are executed in a focused manor to achieve a common goal. High performing companies understand this. Most importantly, they have leaders, managers and employees who behave in a manner that is consistent with the strategic plan and the company's philosophy.
Despite the inherent bottom-line value of having employees aligned towards achieving strategic goals and executives "walking the talk," many companies don't achieve this. That's where i4cp can help. We enable high performance by helping companies identify the practices and strategies that make a positive impact on the organization and deliver business results.
We provide firms with a combination of peer networking, research, tools and technology in the following Strategy Knowledge Centers:
Future of HR
Examines how HR roles, competencies, resources and relationships are changing.
Human Capital Analytics
Explores the growing focus on Human Capital Analytics - including efficiency, effectiveness and impact measures - as well as the challenges of measuring intangible assets.
Strategy Execution and Alignment
Explores the challenges of executing corporate strategies and of aligning people, processes and performance to achieve organizational goals.
Explores best practices on how to hone capabilities to be well positioned to capture the competitive advantage that only a high-performance workforce can deliver.
Examines trends in workforce technology and describes how organizations use technology to boost the effectiveness and efficiency of their human resources.
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