3 Strategies for Scaling Up and Navigating the Growth-Stage

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 27, 2017 7:50:00 AM

Research shows over 27 million people in the U.S. are starting or running new businesses. While start-ups and their predicted successes and failures dominate the media, what should your company expect once you’re past the initial start-up phase?

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Topics: goal alignment, team alignment, entrepreneur, scaling up

3 Lessons From American Football to Help Your Team Execute Strategically

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 2, 2017 7:55:00 AM

When we think about team cohesion, we don’t usually mean actual sports teams. But when you look at the big picture, there are a number of things you can learn about improving how your department or division operates and collaborates from the activities that occur during the biggest football event of the year. So take the opportunity while watching the Super Bowl this Sunday to keep in mind these 3 lessons from American football to help your team execute strategically.

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Topics: goal alignment, BHAG, scaling up

3 Reasons Align is the Right Business Management Platform for You

Posted by The Align Team on Jan 23, 2017 7:45:00 AM

You know that you need to align your team to achieve your business objectives. You’ve probably been searching for the right platform to help you execute strategically and streamline your employee management. Based on the following three qualifications, see if Align is the right business management platform for you.

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Topics: goal alignment, business planning, team alignment, scaling up

Why Goal-Oriented Communication Helps Your Team Execute Strategically

Posted by The Align Team on Jan 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Business experts will tell you that being a strong communicator is an essential skill for any leader, and the quality of communication in your company can make or break your chances of success. To meet your objectives, learn why goal-oriented communication helps your team execute strategically.

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Topics: employee management, goal alignment, scaling up

What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know in 2017

Posted by The Align Team on Jan 5, 2017 11:07:26 AM

As we embrace the new year, a number of articles have come out identifying the resolutions, best practices, and new insights that business owners need to keep in mind if they want their companies to thrive. With all that information available, it can be difficult to identify what’s essential. Here’s our compilation of what every entrepreneur needs to know in 2017 to create success for your business moving forward.

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Topics: goal alignment, business planning, entrepreneur

3 Reasons Your Team Isn’t Aligned

Posted by The Align Team on Dec 15, 2016 8:12:00 AM

Team alignment can help your company scale up fast. When your team isn’t aligned, executing your goals becomes incredibly difficult. Find out why your team isn’t aligned and how it’s holding you back from success.

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Topics: KPI, goal alignment, team alignment

How to Identify Your BHAG

Posted by The Align Team on Dec 8, 2016 8:18:00 AM

What’s a BHAG? BHAG refers to a Big Hairy Audacious Goal, a term coined by business consultant Jim Collins and organizational theorist Jerry Porras in their 1994 book Success Built to Last: Creating A Life That Matters.

Why should this matter to you? Company leaders across the world claim that choosing the right BHAG, a goal your company should strive for 10-25 years in the future, is immensely important. If you identify your BHAG early on in your planning process, you can set your company up for lasting success down-the-line.

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Topics: goal alignment, founder, BHAG, track progress

4 Tips on How to Define KPIs and Visually Track Your Progress

Posted by The Align Team on Nov 22, 2016 8:29:00 AM

Fact of life: business leaders need to track their company’s progress. While it’s easy to identify vague, lofty ideals of where you want your organization to be, you still need several quantifiable metrics to realistically gauge how your business activities compare to your initial goals. This is where the KPI comes into play. Follow these 4 tips to define KPIs for your company and use them to visually track your progress.

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Topics: KPI, goal alignment, track progress

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