A top level aligned team is not much different from a football team. Every champion team has a common vision with clear goals, which players are committed to, just like a management team. There is clarity on each other’s roles and responsibilities and success is clearly defined.
The first step to aligning the dream team is to start by recognizing the purpose and true source of the team’s value. Leadership needs to develop the kind of team which represents the collective expertise and responsibility of the workforce than the board room executives. A McKinsey & Company survey with over 600 large MNCs revealed that on an average, only 10 percent top executives were confident of effectively aligning their top teams.
The key issue many top teams fail to address is to perform as cross-functional teams and break the silos in which they often end up working to achieve their own functional objectives, instead of the common organization goal. On the other hand...
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