Web Site: Does anyone know what we’re trying to do?

By Joe Nunes
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/23/2002

In the movie Splash, John Candy’s character has only one question about becoming more involved in his family’s produce business: “Do we sell fruit and vegetables or just fruit?”

Many leaders suspect there’s far to many questions like this in their own organizations, but business acumen is only part of the challenge of a aligning people with an organization’s objectives. Do people understand where they fit in and how the corporation can pull together to meet goals? Do organiztions know how to provide incentives and motivation to bring employees on board?

Here are some approaches to achieving alignment.