Communicating your company’s vision and goals in a clear and concise manner is essential for your team members to know where you want to take the business strategically and what you expect of them.
Why Vision and Goals are Important
As your team members do their work, having clarity on the vision of the company and goals of an assignment, initiative or a project helps them perform their best and in the way you want it done. It helps them connect the dots for what they are working on, so they see the direction they are going in and how their work relates to what the company wants to achieve.
When you clearly communicate vision and goals throughout the year, you motivate your people to remember them, think of them, and share them with others. The more you communicate, the more your message keeps going. This way the message can stick and reach as many people as possible. As your message is passed on, its reach can go beyond your current team to prospective team members, your customers, the local community, shareholders, government officials, local media and local businesses.
The Importance of Vision
The vision connects everyone to the company and their work, so they understand how they contribute to the overall effort of what the company is wanting to achieve. It helps build commitment and focuses on the benefit of the overall work. It also builds loyalty, trust, dedication and satisfaction, which are needed for your team to work together collectively and then take the company forward.
Communicating your company’s vision is important for your employees to get on board with what matters most. Companies are more likely to grow fastest when their communication lines are strongest. Clear, consistent and regular communication of the vision improves your teams understanding, resulting in increased buy-in and enthusiasm.
When everyone has a clear understanding of how their collective work contributes to the vision of the company, they are more likely to work harmoniously together. Imaging the strength and leverage your company gains when everyone works in sync!
The Importance of Goals
Goals are essential for employees, vendors and owners of the company to achieve growth and stimulate innovation. Goals tell your team what is expected and how to apply their skills. They provide direction for how an everyone can reach their full potential while also giving a target for achieving success for the company.
Your staff will feel more confident in their positions when their work is aligned with clear goals and ongoing communication happens. They are more productive, more motivated and more driven to succeed when they understand what they are doing, where the company is going and what they need to accomplish.
Share your Message
Leaders need to share their message about vision and goals year-round, and the holiday season offers many opportunities to share that message while people are more tuned in to the brand of the company during these seasons. If your company has a holiday party or year-end award ceremony, take a moment to describe the vision and how your employees are contributing to the collective goal.
If you are not getting the results you want, then you might not be making an impact with how you are communicating your vision and goals. Clarity and frequency are key. There are different techniques for describing vision and talking about the impact of goals. In addition, there are various platforms to get your message across more regularly. Having an Executive Coach will help you evaluate the techniques and platforms needed to determine the best way to clearly communicate your vision and goals.