12 Days of PEXmas, Day 1: Linking process with top-level business strategy

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It is a rare company indeed that is able to consistently get the balance right between having a clear vision that is understood by everyone in the organization and that is supported by the right systems and processes to achieve the results that leadership is looking for.

Process professionals have, for the past two years, consistently cited "linking process improvement with top level business strategy" (see chart below) as their main process excellence challenge in the year ahead in PEX Network PEX Week surveys conducted in 2013 and 2014. The percentage of professionals citing the challenge of strategic alignment rose moderately from 18.5 percent in 2013 to nearly a quarter of respondents this year.

"It’s essential to tie any work I do here to the business goals otherwise I’m not going to get the support. Executive support will fall by the wayside as other priorities take over," explains Jeremy Tranmer, Operational Excellence Manager at mining giant Rio Tinto Minerals.

This sentiment has been echoed by many a process professional in recent years, and is a key focus at this January’s PEX Week in Orlando. Top-level companies such as Disaster Kleenup International, Wells Fargo and Rolls-Royce will build on this theme, and share key points and actions required to ensure your process excellence projects continue to meet core business objectives.

For more information, download the agenda below, and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for Day 2 in our 12 Days of PEX-Mas!

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