Do you feel like you know where you want to go, but you can’t get everyone else in your company on the same page?
Well, you’re not alone! According to a recent study, published by the Harvard Business Review, as many as 95% of employees do not fully understand the company’s goals or what’s expected of them to achieve those goals.
Why is this important? Well, clarifying your vision is one of the best ways to increase staff motivation and engagement. As humans, we thrive when we work together towards a clear and common goal. It’s deeply rooted in our genes. Since our early days, our chances of survival were higher when we collaborated to fight various threats and this is still true for most people. We get motivated and engaged when we understand the context of which we operate.
As a leader, one of the most efficient ways to increase team performance and motivation is to regularly share and explain the WHY, the overall vision and long term goals of the company. In fact, every employee wants to know their role in the organization and what they are working towards. When they do time is saved, uncertainty decreases (with fewer questions asked) and stress is reduced.
So here are three steps to align your team with your vision:
- Be clear yourself. What is your vision for your company? Write it down. Paint a picture of what you want your company to look and feel like in the future.
- Communicate your vision. Your employees won’t know which way to go if you don’t tell them, repeatedly. Internal communication addressing goals and vision should get the same attention as external communication. Your team members are your best ambassadors and will help you spread your vision when they know and understand your purpose.
- Connect the vision with day-to-day operations. Every individual goal should be linked to the overall company vision. Measure and evaluate together with your team. The result will be an aligned team with a clear sense of belonging.
With these three steps, you will be able to get your team on the same page and start growing together. It starts with you and with the right strategies and guidance, you can breathe new life and vision back into your team.
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