Here are some commonly asked questions about Minsilo.
What is Minsilo?
Minsilo is an alignment management solution designed for growing companies.
What is alignment management?
Alignment management is an emerging field of management that is focused on team alignment, effectiveness, and performance. It is at the intersection of industrial & organizational psychology, management science, HR, and operations.
Read the Introduction to Alignment Management for more details.
What are some of the benefits of using an alignment management system?
An alignment management system makes it simple to implement the practice of organizational alignment and effectiveness, enabling:
Greater autonomy for your people - your people can make better decisions by having the necessary business context.
Increased organizational agility - if you're not relying on a command-and-control enterprise architecture, your company can more quickly leverage opportunities and address threats to your business.
Improved employee engagement - when your people know why they come to work every day, they're empowered to do their best work when they come to work everyday.
Fewer communication silos - the right team of people to solve a business challenge is rarely limited to the structure of your company's org-chart. Often, silos hamper your people's ability to work across teams, departments, and the organization as a whole.
Tangible business results - individual performance is not measured by raw input, but rather by impact.
What are the core elements of alignment management?
A good alignment management practice includes the following components:
Goals and Performance Management - clearly articulated and readily accessible goals are crucial to developing a high-performance culture that is focused on results.
Purpose - a well-defined company purpose - which includes elements like mission, vision, and values - enables your people to make better decisions, understand the "why" behind the work they do, as well as to motivate people to go the extra mile.
Strategic initiatives and plans - alignment management still relies on carefully constructed strategic plans; the specifics of the strategy (such as the methodology and format) depend on the outcome intended.
Connection to individual execution - a good alignment management practice is actionable and relevant to day-to-day activity. One of the major forms of alignment is between task execution and the big picture plan.
An important focus of alignment management is the connection between the previously listed elements; having goals that don't relate back to the company's purpose puts even the best organizations at risk of becoming unfocused and can hamper progress.