Every organization represents an “eco-system of influence” and that is particularly true of organizations that have boards of directors. The key is to understand how well the influence of the board and the influence of the executive are “aligned” in your organization. Check Your Alignment is a web-based survey tool that explores and reflects the level of that alignment and the effectiveness of.
So who leads your organization….. your board or your executive? It is not a trick question, but gets right to the heart of the matter. For years, we have been evaluating and developing boards and executives in isolation (think board governance training and leadership development). As a result, both the board and the executive feel like they are doing what they should , but often end up further isolated and misaligned than ever before.
Check Your Alignment is a web-based survey tool that is based on the Aligned Influence® Model which identifies three influence roles for the board (Direct, Protect and Enable) and three influence roles for the executive (Lead, Manage and Accomplish). The model aligns the two roles by introducing ordered pairs of influence. The survey was developed in cooperation with and is delivered through the survey and data analysis services of New Measures.
The Check Your Alignment survey is a low cost/high value first step for organizations who want to get a sense of where they are developmentally and how they could target their organizational development investments. The process will include each identified member of the board and executive team being invited via e-mail to participate in a short on-line survey. The survey results are analyzed and a summary report is produced that reflects the board and executive participant’s perception of their organization’s alignment and some suggestions about how to improve that alignment. The engagement includes a facilitated session with an Aligned Influence Consultant to help your team get the most out of the results.
To initiate your Check Alignment engagement, just click here.