Alignment and Dynamic IS Capabilities - A Systems Perspective
Many organisations still have difficulty obtaining value from their IT spend. The literature indicates that two ways of improving this situation is via better strategic business/IS alignment and the development of a dynamic IS capability. The literature has consistently shown that the development of either a high degree of alignment or dynamic capabilities is difficult for most organisations. It is argued that the development of these skills occurs within a complex, dynamic social system and has the characteristics of wicked problems and are poorly investigated using the dominant IS research paradigm. An inductive grounded theory study conducted to better understand the complexities of alignment is described.