If you want people to support your efforts and help you move toward success they need to know what you are trying to achieve.
Not how to do it. They can figure that out.
What are you trying to accomplish? Why are you trying to accomplish it? What challenges might you run in to?
Don’t assume they know or they get it. We are all busy with our own jobs and sometimes the big picture stuff can get lost or distorted along the way.
Inform them. Inspire them. Invite them to be part of the team that builds your next success.
Taking the time to engage your team, to help them understand what you are trying to accomplish and why it is important can help them get behind the effort.
If you still think they know what you want, ask. Then stop talking and listen.
- Does your team know why your organization exists or why the project is critical?
- Do they understand the strategic challenges you are facing this year or expect next year?
- Do they know the project goals?
- Do they know who the target market is and why?
Save yourself and your team the frustration and headache. Talk with them. Engage them in discussion about who your organization is – what’s your purpose, goals, challenges, opportunities. Help them to be part of your success.