International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Reading your Organizational Alethiometer matters!!!
Ashvini Chawla, Dr. Balvinder Shukla, Dr. R Sujatha

Achieving competitive advantage in present day business landscape is not a permanent fixture and organizations need to adapt, evolve and adjust, respond to changes and finally move ahead. Organizational strategy serves as a guiding framework in identifying choices to determine the nature and direction of organization; taking people and organizations to the next level. While strategy has always been a priority and leaders devote time, energy and resources in formulating it, same effort is found wanting in understanding how to implement strategy throughout the organization. In order to understand where an organization is headed; when everyone agrees what is important, strategy enables focus, people and organization align, work flow is smooth and even, bottlenecks are absent, goals are supported by tasks and the way organizations function, people navigate, align by self-correction and when required change direction to improve results and the results are visible- become true indicators of the organizational alethiometer; focus with initiative and alignment. Using descriptive design this research is based on statistical analysis through means, t-test and factor analysis in understanding significance of business/ vision and/ or emotional quotient in reading the organizational alethiometer in present day business environment through key informant survey of 210 respondent’s across30industries. Results suggested 61.4% respondents considered focus on business quotient for business success with 31.3%, and 7.3% considered focus on vision and emotional quotient respectively. Results further corroborated, while business, vision and emotional quotient are independently significant in driving businesses, organizational alethiometer needs to align with business quotient for people and organizational success.

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