It means winning through a tightly managed enterprise value chain that connects an enterprise’s purpose to its business strategy, organizational capability, resource architecture and, finally, it's management systems. The enterprise value chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
Finance is the only team that has a genuine oversight of the whole organization. Finance must lead and put trusted strategic insight in the hands of key decision-makers
Sound financial advice, the ability to plan, forecast, measure, and correctly analyze, are the most important elements contributing to organizational alignment
The components that make up an aligned organization
How clearly is the enterprise purpose defined and how well do all the members of management understand the purpose?
How well does the business strategy fulfill the enterprise purpose?
How well do the organizational capabilities support delivery of the business strategy?
How well do the available resources enable development of the required organizational capabilities?
How well do the management systems drive the performance of the valuable resources?