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English translation: performance is based on horizontal alignment

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German term or phrase:die Erbringung der Leistung erfolgt in der Fläche
English translation:performance is based on horizontal alignment
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18:55 Sep 20, 2007
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German term or phrase: die Erbringung der Leistung erfolgt in der Fläche
Es geht um Leistungserbringung in Querschnittsfunktionen - hier "corporate functions". Mein Problem ist mit "in der Fläche".

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Lucy James
performance is based on horizontal alignment
Explanation:
"Horizontal mechanisms are structural overlays (such as roles and groups) and non-structural devices (such as physical colocation) that are designed to facilitate cross-unit collaboration. The objective of this study is to increase our cumulative knowledge about what top-down mechanisms are being used to promote the coordination of IS activities across corporate/division boundaries."

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"Organizational alignment and performance: past, present and future

[...]

<B>Purpose</B> - The purpose of this paper is to identify and define the types of organizational alignment - vertical and horizontal; to examine the evidence for the alignment-performance relationship, and propose research questions and practical implications to advance the theory and practice of managing alignment. <B>Design/methodology/approach</B> - The study is a conceptual examination based on a thorough review of both theoretical and empirical research. <B>Findings</B> - The paper finds that vertical alignment has received considerably more attention in the literature. Studies of horizontal alignment within organizations are less common. When horizontal alignment is studied, the focus tends to be dyadic - between two functional areas. The limitations posed by the dyadic approach suggest gaps in the research and opportunities for future research. As firms grow and diversify, becoming multi-business organizations, the importance of horizontal alignment will be elevated. "
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performance is based on horizontal alignment


Explanation:
"Horizontal mechanisms are structural overlays (such as roles and groups) and non-structural devices (such as physical colocation) that are designed to facilitate cross-unit collaboration. The objective of this study is to increase our cumulative knowledge about what top-down mechanisms are being used to promote the coordination of IS activities across corporate/division boundaries."

_______________________

"Organizational alignment and performance: past, present and future

[...]

<B>Purpose</B> - The purpose of this paper is to identify and define the types of organizational alignment - vertical and horizontal; to examine the evidence for the alignment-performance relationship, and propose research questions and practical implications to advance the theory and practice of managing alignment. <B>Design/methodology/approach</B> - The study is a conceptual examination based on a thorough review of both theoretical and empirical research. <B>Findings</B> - The paper finds that vertical alignment has received considerably more attention in the literature. Studies of horizontal alignment within organizations are less common. When horizontal alignment is studied, the focus tends to be dyadic - between two functional areas. The limitations posed by the dyadic approach suggest gaps in the research and opportunities for future research. As firms grow and diversify, becoming multi-business organizations, the importance of horizontal alignment will be elevated. "


    Reference: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0276-7783(199909)23%3A3%3C4...
    Reference: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/mcb/001/2007/00000045/...
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Changes made by editors
Sep 21, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term askedDie Erbringung der Leistung erfolgt in der Fläche » die Erbringung der Leistung erfolgt in der Fläche
Sep 20, 2007 - Changes made by Cilian O'Tuama:
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