Use this Strategic Alignment Worksheet (SAW) to help you complete the sections listed below. As you progress through the course, you will be instructed to complete and submit section(s) of the SAW. Once you have all of the sections completed, you are to incorporate the sections into the larger Atha Execution Plan, which is your final project deliverable (to be submitted in Unit 5).
Sections of the SAW
* Goals and Activities (Unit 2) * Interview Questions (Unit 3) * Department Purpose Statements (Unit 4) * Performance Standards (Unit 4)
Checklist for Sales and Marketing Area
Mary Atha, CEO, has provided this checklist of overall organization goals for the sales and marketing area. Read the checklist and use it as a point of reference for your development of this SAW.
1. Double Atha sales without lowering price. 2. Increase international sales. 3. Ensure accurate on-time delivery. 4. Plan, organize, lead, and control the resources of sales and marketing department to meet company goal of growing the business by 100%.
1.0 Goals and Activities. Develop goals and activities for the sales and marketing area. Submit this section in Unit 2.
Goals | Activities to support this goal (add more rows if needed) | 1.1 Retain existing employees. | What are the supporting activities? | How will this activity achieve the goal? | What is the achievement deadline? | Partner with HR to develop and implement an employee recognition program | Recognizing and rewarding performance will result in greater employee retention | Q1 2014 | Partner with HR to implement enhanced employee training & development program | Improved training will provide opportunities for personal and career growth and aid in retention | Q2 2014 | Partner with HR to provide compensation leveling for department personnel | Ensuring that employees are properly compensated