Join Mike Figliuolo for an in-depth discussion in this video Building a shared purpose, part of Building High-Performance Teams.
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- Once you have a clear and compelling vision and mission statement, to get your team to the next level of high performance, think about how you can create a shared purpose for the team and how that shared purpose can drive behavior. Now, what a shared purpose is, is you start with the mission, the mission being the articulation of this is why we exist, this is how we behave on a daily basis, and this is how the team creates value. And again, it's a clear and simple statement of that team's existence and its purpose.
Combine that with the vision, saying, this is where we're going three to five years from now. This is why we're excited. This is the destination. So, after several years of fulfilling our mission, this is where we're going to end up. Then you take that vision and mission, combine them, and then think more broadly about your customers and how can you involve your customers in the achievement of that mission and that vision. This is what a shared purpose is. That shared purpose is that connection between your team and the customers you serve, and again, it doesn't matter if those customers are external or internal.
It's how you're going to interact with them and help them understand, here's how we create value, now let's think about how you can contribute to that value creation. And when you find those points of connection between your customers and your organization's vision and mission, you'll be able to articulate, here's the shared purpose that we combine, as an organization with our customers. This is why we exist.
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- Creating a compelling vision and mission for your team
- Understanding the resources your team needs to succeed
- Recruiting the right people
- Balancing workload
- Setting goals
- Empowering people
- Resolving conflict
- Building bench strength and succession plans<br><br>
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