Aligning Strategies in Management

Aligning Strategies in Management







In every organization, there need for aligning strategy, structure and management systems to achieve two goals that is; first to coordinate sustainable activities and secondly to motivate employees to work harder. With increasing competition in the business world, there is a shift from the traditional human resource management system to a more dynamic management system . In this research work, the need and benefits of employing strategic human resource management system is broadly explained. From aligning strategy, structures and management systems, the organization can achieve sustainable competitive advantage and business development while minimizing the challenges of profitability and work-life balance. Moreover, this paper investigates the methods a bank employs to motivate its workers to work extra hard .


Many research works show that many organizations don’t optimize their production capacity not because of underutilizing their machinery resources but because they don’t engage their human capital in a prudent way. This research work tries to give the importance of alignment of strategies, structures and management systems towards achieving human capital motivation as well as coordinating sustainable activities. Moreover, it attempts to show the importance as well as methods for motivating workers to work harder in an organization .

Role of aligning Strategy, structure, and management system to coordinating activities

According to Morgan &Rao (2002), in a multi-objective organization where the organization is after employee satisfaction, productivity and social responsibility, measuring its performance is not easy. Any group which values success should align all factors of production in one direction. The human resource is responsible for coordination of all factors of production and in aligning the management systems with the strategies of the organization to achieve well-coordinated activities and an organized working environment. This alignment will produce human resource strategy that is integrated into the business strategy of the organization. The organization also achieves orderly operation given that all workers will be well updated of the organization’s goals and strategies. Therefore, all the activities of the organization will be systematic and well-coordinated .

Role of aligning Strategy, structure and management system to motivating workers

Workers in any work environment can get motivation through self-motivation of being motivated by the Directorate through the use of rewards. In this research work we are focusing our attention on the role that aligning of strategies and human resource play in providing motivation to workers. By implementing the strategic management system, employees will feel that they are part of the organization . During the strategies statement and implementation, the employees are well integrated into plans themselves, and this motivates them to work harder for the organization. For example in the Barclays Bank, the bank involves its employees in the decision-making process of the company. The bank also offers training opportunities to its employees, and this gives them the sense of being part of the future of the organization .


To conclude, this paper has demonstrated that integrating the strategies and management system in an organization is vital to achieving a competitive advantage. The organization gets to motivate its workers as well as bring muscular coordination of the organization’s activities. However, the organization should try as much as possible to ensure that its strategies are competitive strategies so as to have a competitive advantage.


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