Educators love to talk about alignment. Curriculum alignment, core competency alignment—whatever-needs-improvement alignment! As a recovering college dean, I understand and respect the importance of alignment. Nowhere is this more critical than with workload staffing.
Having the right individual in the right job at the right time is crucial for organizational success. When the individual, time and job all align, is optimized. However, when any one factor is out of alignment, don’t be surprised at the resulting turmoil, difficulty and lack of organizational harmony.
Review your organization for proper workforce alignment. If you have one or more factors out of alignment, take the necessary actions to bring everything back to a synchronized order. Actions can range from redefining the job, changing the tasks or having a different individual performing the job. Don’t be afraid to make changes. This can be difficult. But when alignment is completed, you will be amazed at the results and corresponding workforce harmony that results.