Design a people strategy that
aligns your teams with your strategic goals
Your people at every level are the powerful link that helps you successfully translate your company’s business strategy into the desired results. Today effective team work is more important than ever.
But what if the make up of your teams, your company culture or your business priorities change?
Many companies have recently introduced an element of remote working, restructured their workforce or pivoted their business strategy. This has fundamentally changed organisational structures and cultures, and it falls to company leaders to provide solid direction and inspirational leadership to keep employees engaged and the teams successful.
So, how do you ensure that your leadership, critical and operational teams remain strategically aligned with the work to be done at all times? How do you create Dream Teams?
Cohesive teams are built on clear direction, good communication, accountability, and, above all, trust. You also need a company structure, culture and mission that is rooted in these core beliefs. A talent optimized company uses objective and reliable people data to create exactly that. They design and execute a people strategy that is aligned with your business strategy and sets their employees up for success.
Your teams are made up of individuals with different behavioural and motivational needs and drives. Unlocking exactly how each team member behaves and likes to work naturally is central to ensuring that they are aligned with their role, the team’s strategy and the overall business goals. It will also help you to quickly and reliably identify possibilities for team members to stretch and flex, and highlight potential challenges when strategies or team members change.
Talent Optimization is not a new concept. But until now, there has not been a scientific approach and actionable framework to provide reliable visual insights into whether, and how, a team is mapped to its priorities. PI’s Design module has filled that gap and provides not only invaluable insights into strategic team alignment but also actionable next steps. It consist of a 1:1 Strategy Session with an experienced PI Consultant, Team Discovery Software, and two high-performance workshops (Discovering Your Team Type and Designing for Strategic Action).
Here is how PI Design can help you create a people strategy that aligns your teams with the work to be done to keep them engaged and achieve results – in any business situation
Being able to empirically and scientifically compare your people and business strategy provides invaluable data to help you respond quickly to any external or internal changes, and confidently design your people practices in any given business context. By jointly considering talent and business strategies, you can develop ambitious but realistic business goals to maximise results.
Great teams who are strategically aligned to your company’s goals, values and culture will feel inspired to help you successfully translate your strategy into the desired results.
Design as part of the Talent Optimization framework includes the following strategic people-related activities:
Design your organisational structure
Your business strategy, and consequently the focus of your business activities, provides the context for your organisational structure.
It will dictate the necessary behavioural – and cognitive – requirements for every role at every level in your business, and the correlation between them.
Ensure senior leadership alignment
The successful execution of a given business strategy requires certain leadership skills. Leadership styles are determined by a person’s behavioural and cognitive profile.
Use an objective and data-driven approach to evaluate whether the leadership skills and behaviours of your critical teams are aligned with the demands of your business objectives.
With the right tools, approach and support, you can then develop an action plan to quickly address any emerging gaps, and ideally work with the leadership team to close them.
Create Dream Teams
Your leadership team is tasked with managing the successful translation of your business objectives into results at all times.
Cooperation, a cohesive approach and alignment with the business strategy is a necessity. To reach the desired results, all teams have to perform well and function without friction.
The PI Team Discovery tool provides an in-depth understanding of how individual behavioural drives affect workplace relations and team dynamics. It allows you to evaluate a team’s strategic alignment and to develop appropriate action plans.