“Looking to Manage Change Successfully? It is Dependent on Alignment at Every Level.”2019 Literati Award Winner!

To become a great agent of change, you need to diagnose impediments and create remedies. And to achieve alignment, you must focus on individual behavior, the functions of teams, and the organization as a whole. In this article, we detail how both inside-out and outside-in approaches (Table I) are necessary to create alignment. As leaders or OD professionals, you must understand the interrelationship between each of these levels – systems thinking – and its crucial importance in leading successful change initiatives.