Like a ship without a rudder, any team without a leader that has successfully communicated and imparted a strong,worthy vision which has been clearly understood and adopted at all levels – even down to the cleaners, will not make much of a difference. Alarming statistics show that less than 30% of people in any organization actually know and clearly understand an organization’s main goals and objectives. An even smaller percentage (less than 20%) can accurately interprete organizational goals in the context of their daily work. Busyness does not necessarily equate to productivity. Leaders and managers need to regularly stop and ask themselves :”Where are we really going and what are we really trying to achieve?”.
Many attimes the goals have not been clearly defined at the top and the uncertainty seeps through the entire organization. The first thing any individual, leader or team must do is to understand where exactly they are going and have a clear picture of the end goals in months, years and decades. Why are you doing what you do everyday, every week and every month. What will the end result look like? Is there any idea of what it will be? If you cannot see a future, you won’t have a future. Like Loretta Staples said: “When you are clear on what you want in life,life will begin to respond to you with clarity.”
People of purpose are people of power. Businesses and teams that have strong cores and people who know what they bring to the table and where that fits into one big picture.