How Adaptability Affects Strategic Execution

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 18, 2017 7:55:00 AM

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 470,000 companies go out of business in the United States every year. If you think that number seems high, just recall what happened to the Delorean. Surprisingly, only 71 companies of the original 1955 Fortune 500 list are still around today. What's the hold-up for these organizations when it comes to strategic execution? How can companies that were once household-names end up going bankrupt? One of the biggest issues that prevents companies from succeeding in the long-run is a failure to adapt. 

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Topics: entrepreneur, innovation, business

5 More Business Tools to Help Your Company Scale Up

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 8, 2017 8:06:00 AM

When it comes to growing a successful company, you can never have too many weapons in your arsenal. While we’ve already identified 6 resources to help your team stay aligned, check out 5 more business tools to help your company scale up.

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Topics: business planning, scaling up, innovation

Is Our Pace of Life Getting Faster?

Posted by The Align Team on Jan 25, 2017 10:07:20 AM

As modern technology enables instantaneous communication and being “on-call” 24 hours a day, many people have wondered: is our pace of life getting faster? New forms of technology consistently emerge to help us complete tasks faster and optimize our time management, but how are they really affecting our lives?

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Topics: work-life balance, innovation, business

How to Avoid Career Stagnation

Posted by The Align Team on Jan 20, 2017 7:54:00 AM

Although career stagnation and feelings of complacency are rare in the entrepreneurial world, they can still occur, especially if your company is out of the start-up stage and finding it difficult to overcome plateaus.

When you didn’t get the funding you needed, the product kept having bugs you couldn’t fix, or your career simply isn’t at the point you envisioned you’d be at by this time, it might be difficult to avoid feelings of apathy and lack of progress. One study found that 64% of American working adults believe they have limited opportunities for growth and advancement within their current companies.

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Topics: employee management, engagement, innovation

Thinking Outside-the-Box: How to Inspire Innovation in Your Company

Posted by The Align Team on Jan 18, 2017 8:06:00 AM

Since companies today often need to pivot quickly to accommodate changes in their industries, shifts in customer’s needs, and advances in technology, innovative businesses have a huge advantage. As an entrepreneur, you’re constantly thinking of how to establish new practices and reinvent your organization.

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Topics: employee engagement,, leadership, founder, innovation

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