Task Alignment is the capacity to demonstrate a positive relationship between planned tasks and accepted measures of performance. A positive relationship means assigned employees perform tasks at expected performance levels to deliver required results that are lined up with task goals. Therefore, task alignment is a mechanism of monitoring task performance and focusing employees on delivering expected results.
There are several requirements to ensure successful alignment of employee tasks. Before an organization begins to align tasks, it should meet those requirements in order to be able to redirect business goals and adapt to changes in task performance. The requirements are:
- Alignment shows enhancements to task goals. An aligned task is always better than an unaligned task, so the first task is supposed to be done more accurately and with higher performance.
- Tasks remain updated as being in progress. When an employee does a task, he/she needs to have the current data about the task. Then it becomes easier for the employee to align the task.
- Alignment is planned in advance. It’s hard to line up a task with its goals if there is no plan created before the task gets started.
- Alignment relates to task benefits. The purpose of aligning tasks is to deliver required results that are associated with benefits of the tasks.