What are vision and values. How to use vision & values to lead better.
Vision and values are the most effective tools a leader can use to transform an organization or team. Vision and values are used to guide people at all levels of the organization, by showing what they need to focus on, and how to behave.
Use your vision and values to help you see what you could be like in the future
A vision is a clear, comprehensive ‘photograph’ of an organization at some point in the future.
A vision describes the WHAT. i.e. what you are trying to achieve in the future. It is the end result of a strategic planning process.
When people build a dream/vision together in a participative way, they achieve the following benefits:
Focus on what really matters by comparing everything you do to your vision.
Values describe the HOW. i.e. how will we behave towards one another, and towards our stakeholders in the way in which we achieve our goals.
When we understand our own personal values, and those of others around us, we find it easier to:
Values are the starting point of any cultural change programme.
When teams or organisations build a set of values, they achieve benefits such as:
If the leaders of the organisation or team behave consistently in line with the new code of conduct, they will be amazed by the trust and energy they release amongst their followers.
Values can transform an organization's culture.
One way to change an organisation's culture is to begin by developing a new set of organizational values. Then the organization communicates, rolls out or cascades these values to every team and every employee throughout the organization.
If the values roll-out process is planned carefully, it can be used as a powerful way to change the behaviors and habits of every employee and manager, which in turn can transform an organizational culture.
Build a team by sharing values