Quick check for strategic alignment

Here are 5 quick starters for a new leader.

  1. Do you know the purpose and values for your organisation?
  2. Do you know how your team contributes to the big picture?
  3. Do you know the strategic focus areas for the next 1-3 years?
  4. Have you communicated these to your team?
  5. Have you identified and addressed any barriers your team is facing?

As a new leader you need to make sure your team understands how their daily workload contributes to the “big picture”. This allows you to empower your team to make good decisions based on strategic needs.