It’s not enough to align yourself after the fact. You want to help inform the decisions and priorities being made, and you want to understand as much as you can. In a world of infinite business data, human intelligence—what people are thinking and saying—is still incredibly valuable.
There are five simple steps to achieving vertical alignment with your boss and direct reports at work.
1) Get regular updates from even higher in the organization
Ask your boss for regular updates about key decisi...