The Streamlined Business Blog

Are the Wheels of Your Organization in Alignment?

Streamlining operations, improving organizational performance, and standardized procedures are 3 critical and interlocking components of success in every organization. But as we have talked about in many posts, the real key is getting good people and good systems to work together. If the wheels on your car are out of alignment, you are in for a bumpy ride and might even end up in a ditch. It’s the same thing if your people and your systems are out of alignment.

Organizational Alignment Everyone knows what to do In his book, Less: Accomplishing More by Doing Less, Marc Lesser makes the point well:

“ORGANIZATIONAL ALIGNMENT: Organizations are in alignment when each person on the team or in the organization understands the larger mission and how his or her actions are connected to it. Organizations are out of alignment when individuals don’t fully understand and embrace the mission, goals, and objectives and don’t see how their particular activity influences and contributes to the organization.”

The Company Procedures Manual delivers many benefits, but not enough people recognize its power as a strategic management process. Writing policies and procedures down and sharing standard best practices serves to align your organization. Not only does everyone know what to do, everyone knows why they are doing it.

As you are doing your strategic organization planning, take a look at the alignment between people and systems. If it’s not in sync, developing and sharing clear standard operating procedures is the fastest way to get the wheels realigned.

By writing policies and procedures that clearly explain your unique business system you can guarantee that your employees understand their roles and responsibilities and are working on the right tasks. This is the very core of COMPROSE’s Operations Mapping approach and Zavanta software.

Leave a Reply

Privacy Policy

COMPROSE is aware of the need to address Internet privacy issues and we believe you should be aware of how we intend to treat any information about you that we might receive on the Internet as a result of your visit to the Site.

Information About COMPROSE’s On-Line Visitors

You can visit COMPROSE on the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers collect the domain names, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors.

In general, we gather information about users of the Site collectively in order to determine, for example, which areas users access more frequently and which materials users access the most.

This information helps us to determine what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can continually create a better overall experience for our users by improving the content of the Site.

There are times however, when we may need information from you, such as your name and address. Customarily, the personal information COMPROSE obtains is used only to respond to inquiries, to process orders, for product registration, or to allow the user to access specific account information.

We may also ask you to voluntarily provide us with information for market research such as, your interests, demographics, and experience with our products.


There is a technology called “cookies” which is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser which may then be stored on your system.

Some Site pages use cookies so that we can better serve you when you return to our Site. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving the chance to decide whether to accept it.

Website Links

COMPROSE’s Site may contain links to other websites. While COMPROSE tries to link only to sites that share its high standards and respect for privacy, COMPROSE cannot take responsibility for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.

Data Security

All of the information you submit at our site is encrypted and stored safely in a database that is backed up nightly.


If at anytime COMPROSE changes its privacy commitment, COMPROSE will post those changes here so that you will know what information COMPROSE gathers and how COMPROSE might use that information.