Stimulating Strategically Aligned Behaviour Among Employees
AbstractIn recent years it has become increasingly important for companies to ensure strategically aligned behaviour, i.e., employee actions that are consistent with the companyâ€™s strategy. This study provides insights into the way companies can stimulate such behaviour through motivating and informing their employees, and by providing them with the necessary capabilities. The results of surveys conducted in three organisations suggest that motivating, informing, and providing the necessary capabilities are essential conditions for strategically aligned behaviour to occur; however, this only holds when a company has not sufficiently engaged in one or more of these practices in the past. For example, in the case that employees have already been sufficiently informed about the companyâ€™s strategy, it would be of greater benefit to then reduce efforts to inform them and increase efforts to motivate and develop capabilities.
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Capability development; Employee behaviour; Information; Motivation; Strategic alignment;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-07-20 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2007-07-20 (Business Economics)
- NEP-CBE-2007-07-20 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-CSE-2007-07-20 (Economics of Strategic Management)
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