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Alignment Report

The Alignment Report compares the results of two groups of people. For example, an executive team vs everyone else in the organisation.

It shows how each group responded and whether their results are similar or different. A big difference in results could mean there are issues to resolve that one group is not aware of.

The Alignment Report can also be used as a way to discuss with your team what goals you'd like to aim for in the future.

There are three types of Alignment Reports. Which report you can see depends on the type of survey you're running and what you've been given permission to see. It is possible you may see no Alignment Reports.

Non-executive vs Executive

  • This report lets executives see how their responses compare to non-executives.

  • It can be viewed based on what permissions you have.

  • It is located under the Alignment tab.

Demographic group vs Organisation

  • This report lets users compare specific demographics to their organisation's overall score. For example, a Finance Manager can now compare the Finance team's results to the organisation-wide score.

  • It can be viewed based on what permissions you have.

  • It is located under the Alignment tab.

Feedback group vs Self

  • This report lets the Leader (Self) see how their responses compare to their own feedback group.

  • It is only available with the Leadership Effectiveness Survey.

  • It is located under the Leader Alignment tab.

Understanding the report

The Alignment Report shows results in a table.

Each row contains:

  • a question

  • the question category

  • a bar graph of each group's average score for that question (like Non-executives and Executives), and

  • the % difference between the scores.

You can also view your report by specific demographics using Apply filters.

When reviewing your report look closely for:

  • blind spots, and

  • areas of alignment

Blind spots

When there is a big difference in the response to a specific question, we call this a blind spot.

Let's look at the following results for the question: The contribution of individuals is recognised.

  • The non-executive group responds with a 51% average. This is a more negative result.

  • The executive group responds with an 80% average. This is a more positive result.

This shows a significant difference between the executive and the non-executive experience.

When alignment between teams is closer, it increases the likelihood of success in major projects and strategic delivery. So blind spots should be addressed to uncover issues that other groups might not be aware of.

Aligned but low scores

If both groups in the Alignment Report show similar results for a question, this is good. It shows there is an understanding of what the general experience is like throughout an organisation. Both groups are on the same page.

Make a note of questions with high scores and low scores. These will tell you different things.

  • High average scores: Show both groups feel they're successful in this area. This should be something to celebrate.

  • Low averages: Shows both groups are aware there is work to be done. This should be an area of focus for the organisation.

Exporting the report

You can export the Alignment Report to Excel, PDF, or PowerPoint.

To do this:

  1. Go to Surveys and select the survey you need.

  2. Select the Export button at the top of the page.

  3. Choose an export format.

  4. Select the Alignment (or Leader Alignment) report, then Export.

  5. Your file will automatically begin to download.