The most powerful tool in aligning employees to the organization’s strategic priorities is…. THE MONEY!
Organizational Strategy is by design and necessity, a top-down exercise. It’s impossible to involve thousands of employees spread out in disparate continents, time-zones and cultures in order to get their perspective and input, however so valuable it may be. Now, when the time comes for execution, this becomes the biggest obstacle in rallying the troops. Lack of input almost always ensures lack of buy in.