BandwidthNicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, shutterstock
Let’s use this one in a sentence for you: “We don’t have enough bandwidth.” Now, if you work in the world of IT, this very well could mean Internet speed. However, if this phrase comes up in regular conversation, it means that there’s too much work for the number of employees present to do. Just like when a file is too big to process with your actual internet bandwidth, the work team doesn’t have the manpower to deal with many issues all at once. The smartest CEOs know that rewarding their employees is especially important when resources are stretched thin.
AlignmentNicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, shutterstock
When you align picture frames or shelves, you are trying to make sure they are straight and parallel to each other. In the business world, alignment means having all of the moving parts of the business on the same page. Having company alignment means that everyone at the business knows the overall goal of the business, understands what part they play in reaching those goals, and exacts the business strategy on all fronts. It’s basically a fancy way of saying everyone is in agreement and working toward the same goal. Check out the winning attributes all successful people are aligned with.