Veteran author Mike Figliuolo shows you how to create a shared purpose for your high-performing team and how that shared purpose can drive behavior that brings proven results.
- 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. 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. Then you take that vision and mission, combine them, and then think 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. 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. 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 combined as an organization with our customers. This is why we exist.
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