Myha Truong An issue of alignment

With a month left of my internship, the push is on for me to finish developing the performance evaluation and measurement framework that I was hired to develop.

Several interesting challenges have been encountered in the development of this framework.

The most interesting and frustrating challenge has been helping some members of management understand the issue and importance of alignment. Specifically, the performance measures chosen should be aligned with the organisation’s goals and it is these goals that drive the development of the performance measures and not the other way around.

Employing the use of analogies and stories to explain an abstract concept has been the most effective method in helping management understand a nebulous topic.

The real test for the framework comes tomorrow when I present my recommendation to the board of directors for approval. Wish me luck!