Definition of Business Alignment
Corporate: Linking of organizational goals with the employees' personal goals. Requires common understanding of purposes and goals of the organization, and consistency between every objective and plan right down to the incentive offers.
Are Management's Compensation Plans Aligned with Shareholder Interest?
It has become common at public companies to describe most compensation plans as aligning the interests of management with those of shareholders. In our book, where alignment means being a partner in both directions, not just on the upside. Many of these "alignment" plans fail this basic test, being artful forms of "heads I win, tails you lose." A typical form of misalignment occurs in the typical stock option arrangements, in which it does not periodically increase the option price to compensate for the fact that their retained earnings are building up the wealth of the company. Indeed, the combination of for instance a ten-year option, a low dividend payout, and compound interest can provide really lush gains to a manager who has done no more than tread water in his job. A cynic might even cry that when payments to owners are held down, the profit to the option-holding manager usually increase. I have yet to see this critical point spelled out in the proxy statement asking the shareholders to approve an option plan.
Strategic Alignment is related to the concept of strategic fit, where strategic fit is defined as internal consistency of the activities that implement the differentiating components of a strategy. Strategic fit exists when the network of internal performance drivers is consistent and aligned with the firm's desired customer and financial outcomes. The authors add that achieving alignment is an explicit part of the management process.
Business Alignment News
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2007-06-11List Price: $15.00Investigator Arkady Renko, the pariah of the Moscow prosecutor's office, has been assigned the thankless job of investigating a new phenomenon: late-night subway riders report seeing the ghost of Joseph Stalin on the platform of the Chistye Prudy Metro station. The illusion seems part political hocus-pocus and also part wishful thinking, for among many Russians Stalin is again popular; the bloody... (read more)
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2013-05-06List Price: $15.00Once Upon a Prince, the first novel in the Royal Wedding series by best-selling author Rachel Hauck, treats you to a modern-day fairy tale.... (read more)
2013-06-18New report examines how adjusting its data stewardship, business processes, and technical development methods can help organizations enjoy the benefits of speed, flexibility, and business alignment in their data quality projects. (PRWeb June 18, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/agiledataquality/prweb10843269.htm
2013-06-18Currently, there are nearly 40 million Millennials working their way up the corporate ladder, with millions more set to join them over the next decade. With Traditionalists emerging from a retirement that ...
Find opportunities for alignment between short and long-termism, business leaders urge at 2013 ICD National Conference ...
2013-05-23Find opportunities for alignment between short and long-termism, business leaders urge at 2013 ICD National Conference on shareholder activism
Corporate Visions' Marketing and Sales Alignment Conference Presents Leading B2B Companies Sharing Their Success Stories
2013-06-05INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Visions, Inc., the leading sales and marketing messaging company, today announced its fourth annual Marketing and Sales Alignment Conference ...
2013-06-18Evercore Mexico Capital Partners , a leading private equity investor in Mexico and the Mexican private equity business of investment banking firm Evercore Partners, today announced that it has completed fundraising for Evercore Mexico Capital Partners III , raising $201 million, its largest fund ever.