Your vision will continually be confronted with the desires and plans of other people.
In the development of teamwork, you must define what is essential. What tasks and commitments should take priority over all other events?
This simple question must be asked: “Are the tasks that I am investing my life in helping to fulfill my vision?”
Defining a Strong Vision
Defining a vision is a process that gives a simple format to evaluate those commitments and events that consume time and energy.
The ability to clarifying a vision will call on you to ask two questions:
- Are people asking me to work against (in a different direction) what my vision is urging me to do?
- Are the demands of other people challenging my vision or suppressing my vision?
If a vision is unclear, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to continue forward in the process of team development.
How to Clarify a Strong Vision
Team success will never take place if the resources of team members are spent in areas counter to the team objectives and goals. Some things need to be put on the back burner.
The demands and objectives of a “vision” need to be put down on paper.
The demands of a strong vision must take priority over the desires plans of others. This may sound simple, but this is probably one of the more difficult steps in creating a strong team.
- List seven tasks that you do most often. These are the tasks that consume your time and energy.
- Do these tasks support and agree with your vision?
- If not, some time will be needed to clarify the vision before proceeding to the next step.
- A helpful question would be, “Why do I invest my life, energy, and resources into tasks that do not support the vision?”
The conflict of vision and the consensus of the team is an issue that many teams will face in the early stages of team development.
How is your team doing?
Is your vision clear?
Is it clear to others?