The Organizational Alignment Work Streams

The organizational alignment work streams is one of the four change management work streams included in ElKattan’s Model for Organizational Change Management.

This work stream ensures that the right organizational elements are in place in respect to strategy, business model, structure, IT, systems, capacity, and job roles to ensure enabling change and its sustainability. The work stream goes through the steps of assessing the current state of the organizational alignment with the change objectives to come up with the organizational alignment strategy and tactics. Eventually, the organizational alignment strategy and tactics are integrated into the change charter and the change management plan.

The process of managing the organizational alignment is as follows:

Note : This article is extracted and summarized from Ali ElKattan’s  newly published organizational change management guide BRIDGING THE GAP between strategy development and strategy execution

Author: Dr. Ali ElKattan
The instructor (Ali ElKattan) has been as international CEO and management consultant for a wide range of commercial enterprises, industry exposure and expertise include: telecommunications, manufacturing, IT services, software development, system integration, animation, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, healthcare, agriculture, translation and localization, real estate, government, and non-profits. He served as the Director of Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor at Nile University in Cairo, Egypt, from which he obtained his MBA in coordination with IESE Business School, followed by a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from Swiss Management Center University. ElKattan teaches change management, culture management, strategic management, project management, and operations management. He currently serves as the managing partner of ElKattan Consulting, which is a UK-based firm established by Dr. Ali ElKattan and partners. The company is specialized in Change Management, Culture Management consultation including capacity building and training. Services are provided globally with focus on the Middle East region. He is the author of the paper: The Five Themes of Change Management and the change management book Bridging the Gap between strategy developing and strategy execution. He participated in the global cultural project in collaboration with MediaCom and Hofstede Insight in 2016 to assess the national cultural dimensions all over the world. The purpose of the project was to find the most relevant cultural map that explains the world today.

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