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30 November, 04:42

Why is it important for an organization to have alignment between its strategy and structure? Do you see such alignment in a firm you have worked in? What evidence do you have to support your claim about alignment in the firm?

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  1. 30 November, 06:36
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    Strategy and structure complementarity & alignment is important for organisation goal achievement feasibly. There are many evidence organisations supporting this, eg - supply chain management

    Explanation:

    Strategy is action plan designed to achieve a long term objective. Structure is patterned arrangement of work elements to achieve a goal. Their alignment in organisations is important

    Structure is work performa, it has to be arranged compatible to the designed strategy. Strategy is just an abstract idea without structural implementation. The organisation's standard of work depends on both strategical plan of the organisation, structural arrangement to fulfill it. Structure develops in organisation as per the work, strategies are formulated to attain best efficient outcome from that structured work layout. A good strategy is also crucial to positively transform the dynamic structure over time.

    Yes, there are evidences of such : Organisations maintain an innovative strategy as per ongoing work structure process. Both of these are aligned, as per the firm predetermined goal.

    Supply Chain Management is a perfect illustrative evidence for the same. Strategy, structure alignment is evident in each stage of it, from procurement to delivery. Supply chain is structured strategically, to enhance organisational goods effective & efficient end delivery.
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