With all that social media hype, we’re in a world of overflowing information and communication streams. There are mails, texts and so many other feeds constantly competing for our attention. It’s a real challenge to keep focused especially when it comes to product development where complex disciplines like analysis, design and testing meet. More and more, experts from other fields like healthcare run into similar communication difficulties like how to decide which information is relevant, accurate and valuable?
“In order to work together the people (involved) and the powers-that-be must share the same vision.”
Communication issues are among the top 10 reasons for project failure, another one being a lack of clearly defined responsibilities.
When working together ensure the communication is structured and clear. Keep it simple and keep it human. It has to base on mutual understanding and check whether those needs and goals are truly understood. There is a time to define, teams to inspire, vision to explore and goals to conclude.
“One Goal, One Vision, One Mission”
Oh, if you can plug into people’s emotions by making them see their own needs, go for it… Make them talk about their issues. Nothing is more powerful than intrinsic motivation.
In my experience, what is working when creating shared vision?
- Define the Needs
- Inspire the Team to Explore options to address those Needs
- Explore team Goals
What’s my inspiration writing this? Queen – One Vision, thinking on team level rather than a single man…