Does Your Staff See Your Vision
Does Your Staff See Your Vision?
As a business owner, you have a vision for your business. Having this vision keeps you focused on what you need to do now so that your business can maintain its trajectory towards that vision.
This is great for you, but you can’t keep your business on course by yourself. You need your staff and their buy-in on that vision, as well. Your staff seeing your vision is key to making sure your business doesn’t miss the mark. And, it is also the only way that your business will thrive in the future.
Why Everyone Needs to Understand Your Vision
The day that you started your company, you had a goal in mind. And the day that you began to hire people, it became imperative to communicate that goal. But why?
When your staff sees the vision of your company, they’re more likely to tie their individual values to that shared vision. Your staff will have a greater sense of ownership, which motivates them to offer new ideas. Your people want to be part of something bigger and know that their work is contributing to the overall success in seeing that vision through.
Recently, business owners are in what feels like a constant state of flux, which brings change to how we do things. When your staff understands how these changes align with your vision, it is easier for the changes to be adopted. Adapting to change is complicated anytime the staff doesn’t see the vision.
What You Can Do
While communicating your goals from day one is important, the key to any good relationship is maintaining that communication. Remember, listening is a key part of communication. Create an open environment where your team feels comfortable asking questions. This will allow you to not only hear them but also guide them. After all, where would you be without them?
Architect/President at Autoflow
The Desire for Continuous Improvement
As an auto repair shop owner of Golden Rule Auto Care, Chris Cloutier realized the need for a better way to communicate with his customers as he observed how communication gaps created bottleneck situations and wasted valuable rack time.