Teams, by their very nature, require a collective and shared vision that clearly indicates a direction.
Establishing this is a strategically important business initiative.
Some simple steps are:
- Find out what is important
- Make this clear and concrete
- Measure progress (this emphasizes clarity and reduces confusion)
- Continue to give feedback and follow up.
And remember: Over-communicating is seldom an issue – under-delivering nearly always is.
Also, bear in mind that successful teams contribute in many ways. Teams are business critical and play a big part in terms of job satisfaction and quality of life. So; vision, clarity, direction and a sense of progress relate to both successful teams and happier people.