Create Direction & Meaning
Why is it important to create DIRECTION & meaning through SHARED mission, vision, values & beliefs? Not setting direction can easily lead to conflict, apathy and poor productivity within your team or organisation.
To set a great direction, you must be able to set a course toward a destination that others will recognize as representing real progress for everyone involved.
Setting direction helps:
- Hold people accountable as the team has no doubt what they need to achieve.
- Clarify Priorities & reduces busy work, so people can start to focus their attention and effort towards achieving the direction.
- Motivate your team by giving them purpose and a “reason for being”.
Essential components that Create Direction includes:
- Being developed collaboratively.
- Brings them along the journey providing a clearly understood why and significance.
- Is specific, limits interpretation and everyone knows when you have arrived at the destination
- Is time-bound as deadlines equal pressure, which enable set priorities, managing workload and negotiate competing priorities
- Acknowledges uncertainty and remove the idea of perfection
MEANING – what is the significance of what we are collectively doing
SHARED MISSION – reason for pursuing the focus
SHARE VISION – your future focus of “our vision” or “the team’s vision.”
SHARED VALUES & BELIEFS – What you believe in and how you behave
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