Aligning employees with the organization's strategic objectives: out of line of sight, out of mind Academic Article uri icon


  • This research focuses on the strategic alignment of a firm's human resources. Specifically, I investigate employee 'line of sight' to an organization's strategic objectives. Line of sight is conceptualized as an employee's understanding of an organization's objectives and how to contribute to those objectives. Line of sight was expected to vary across individual characteristics (e.g. hierarchical level, tenure) and relate to important work outcomes (e.g. work attitudes, turnover). Results of a field study confirmed many of the hypotheses, supporting the importance of this construct to research and practice.

published proceedings

  • The International Journal of Human Resource Management

author list (cited authors)

  • Boswell, W.

citation count

  • 104

complete list of authors

  • Boswell, Wendy

publication date

  • January 2006