“The big picture”…It is so important in business, and everyone needs to see it. When the whole company is on board, it creates the framework that allows your staff to be drawn all to the same outcome.
It’s imperative that everyone in the organization recognize that results are not any one person's responsibility. The focus must be to work as a team and implement outcome based thinking.
Leaders will discover that this needs to be a policy within the organization.
This strategy will lead to results…
- It is important that all folks within the company in all areas of the business understand how they connect to and serve the overall principles and goals of the business.
- Members should be arranged into groups that are joined to assist the original objectives of the organization.
- It is just as important for employees to understand how they connect to and support their own teams, department, and the company as a whole, and how that practice supports the business.
- It is also important for individuals to understand how they connect to and serve other workgroups and departments.
As a team leader, it’s easy to get lost in the little tasks at work, so how can you enable time for yourself to step back and look at the big picture so you can lead your team more effectively?
- Assign yourself time to think: Block off some time on your calendar when you feel you are most creative…morning, afternoon or evening.
- Get a partner: It is beneficial to find another person to think with and exchange ideas with. This would be a great opportunity for coworkers who are on your team that report to you.
- Specific goals: You don’t want your “big picture” to seem overwhelming or impossible. Break it up into smaller achievable goals for your team.
Remember next Quarter’s results should help you achieve your one year Plan which should support the 3 to 5 year Plan, which should be the next step along the way to your BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal, a term coined by Jim Collins) or 10+ year Goal. Think of this as a long march and each step along the way is another mile-marker.
Once you’ve specified your goals, come up with a plan, identify first steps, and organize your ideas…
What are the opportunities you’re actually able to tackle?
Your big picture and big thinking ideas can actually bring new, better ideas to light, and give you confidence that the small tasks you’re doing daily are movements in the right direction.
Once you make clear your purpose and the values you will use to achieve it, you’ll be on the way toward creating a better future for everyone within the organization.
How do you convey the “big picture” to your colleagues and coworkers?
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