The Strategic Architecture
How do you break down the WHY into activities that support the purpose?
The starting point is your WHY, and the ‘Golden Circle’ by Simon Sinek:
Translated into an organization this means, that if you hare having tasks, procedures or even units that are not supporting the purpose, they are not adding value to the organization. You need to identify them, and get rid of them – or find a way to open up the passage to get the purpose out there.
Moreover, it is not enough to be clear on the purpose on behalf of the entire organization; every single task your employees do, must be related to the overall purpose, and the task in itself has to make sense for the one doing it.
To make it operational, you establish The Strategic Architecture (by Hamish Scott), that identifies the link between the WHY, the HOW and the WHAT: