Strategic Alliances, What They Are And How They are Made

Strategic Alliances

Many employees in an organization would like more power in their positions, and would like to be considered leaders. Strategic alliances are used to achieve these objectives.

Strategic alliances are a partnership, which provides the alliance members with more power. As part of the partnership, the alliance members do various things, including; support and defend one another, defend the alliance, and offer respect for each other’s skills and abilities.

Strategic alliances are increasingly important in the modern age. Work has become more difficult, and tasks more challenging. This has resulted in increasing competition between employees. Not only do employees have to tackle tougher challenges, but also they must watch out for the actions of other employees, which may be a threat to their careers. Strategic alliances are a solution to these new challenges.

The main question to consider is; what is the process of forging an alliance. First, the employee must identify the right candidates. A good choice is the immediate manager. This position is higher up in the authority level, and has more access to information and resources. Figure out what the immediate manager has difficulty accomplishing at work. Figure out what they struggle with, and offer assistance. If possible, offer your friendship. This will get you into a position to gather information, information that you will have to commit to memory. Only this will get you into a position, where a possible discussion on an alliance may take place. After achieving an alliance with the immediate manager, you may be invited into the manager’s alliance network.

And lastly, it important to know, that the leaders of the organization are the members of the alliance network. This is because; only this network has the capacity to accomplish great tasks within an organization.

 

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