Once you have a clear picture of your vision, sharing it with your team or staff is your next step. People feel more confident when they know where they are going and are equally excited to get there.
When you were young, did your family go on road trips? Or do you take road trips with your own family? If so, you understand how powerful it can be when you know where you’re going and believe it’s a very special place. Disneyland (or Disney World) is a great example. No matter how long or boring the trip might seem, the vision of reaching the Magic Kingdom can make it all worthwhile.
When your team or staff understands and buys into your vision for the future, it provides clarity and focus, eliminates doubts and ambiguity, and empowers decision-making. As an example, the Ritz-Carlton is known for its amazing customer service. Employees may spend up to $2,000 per day to solve problems for their guests and fulfill the company’s vision for what a transformative hotel guest experience looks like.
So, how do you share your vision with your team?
Since your goal is to enable them to embrace your vision, a good place to begin is with the phrase, “This is what I believe we can do….” Be inclusive in your description and help your team see the benefits for clients, for each member of the team and for the practice as a whole.
Create a picture in their minds of what it looks like and what it would feel like when the vision is achieved. The better your team understands and embraces your vision, the more likely everyone will pull together to make it your reality.
Just like that multi-day road trip to Disneyland, there may be hills to climb and miles of desert along the way. But there’s also the confidence that the destination will be worth the effort it takes to get there because we know how magical that will be.