Sources of inspiration for Goal Atlas

Thoughts from Goal Atlas

... about goals, targets, organisations, culture, work psychology, performance management and anything else that caught our eye. The image above is an expression of thanks to the people and books that have most influenced our thinking.
Four steps connecting agility to profit

Four steps connecting agility to profit

In this blog post we describe a framework for connecting agility to profitability in four steps: Profit comes from high performance; High performance can only come from being focused; Being focused can only happen if everyone is aligned behind a common purpose; High...

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Four benefits of organisational alignment

Four benefits of organisational alignment

It is well established, in research studies over many years, that well-aligned organisations perform better than poorly aligned ones. One of the pioneering studies, published in the Strategic Management Journal in 1992 (1), discovered that 30% of the variation in...

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What is organisational alignment?

What is organisational alignment?

Definition: Organisational alignment is the extent to which people, processes and technology are coordinated, focused and effectively pursuing the strategic objectives of the organisation.  Goal Atlas 2017 Three key elements of organisational alignment are encompassed...

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Goal mapping’s 80 year heritage

Goal mapping’s 80 year heritage

The heritage of goal mapping stretches back to 1938 and the pioneering endeavours of Lawrence Miles in General Electric.  He took a step back from the ledgers of component costs, material costs and labour costs to explore how the greatest value could be delivered to...

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A leader needs a decision-tree in his head

A leader needs a decision-tree in his head

One of Shawn Parker's many insights into Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of the business is that Mark had an instinctive understanding of the key business decisions that needed to be made and the circumstances that surround them. Research suggests that not...

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The map is the new memo

The map is the new memo

Ah, remember the memo! How they would often start in a spirit of considerate open-ness, explaining the 3 or 4 options available to us and inviting our thoughts. Before, that is, they ruined it all by giving just enough hints that the decision was already made and...

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