Where are you leading to? How to turn your mission and vision into your most profitable investment! – PART 4

Video: Vision creates simplicity & efficiency

Using three examples, I will show you how vision creates simplicity & efficiency

Overview: Vision creates simplicity & efficiency

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09. Fewer trivialities – more of the big picture (simplicity & efficiency)

Problem

Why do you decide so frequently  and so much?

  • You are constantly being consulted for trivial decisions that anyone could easily make for themselves?
  • Are you surprised and annoyed again and again about decisions and activities of your employees which are not comprehensible for you?
  • You should actually manage the future, but because of the multitude of individual decisions you don’t find the time and energy in the evenings for doing so?

Solution

Where is your template for the daily puzzle of your employees?

  • Use mission, positioning and vision to create an orienting template for the thousands of individual decisions that are made on a day-to-day basis. Make the few basic decisions in one big picture step. Otherwise you would have to constantly make a multitude of individual decisions.
  • That way, build a template for the puzzle in day-to-day business. Without a template, everything takes longer and is more prone to errors. Letting someone puzzle without a template is mean. Having employees do a puzzle without a template is also mean and for you it is exhausting and expensive.

Benefit

You have more time for the big picture, for the future and your strategy!

  • You create a strategic constitution that everyone in the team wants to, should and must adhere to.
  • You basically automate the application and implementation of your future-strategy. You create consistency, harmony and convergence of decisions.
  • Your employees can more easily derive their decisions from this and orient them to what corresponds to the mission and positioning. It also enables them to decide what better brings your company closer to reaching your vision and what does not.

10. Less complicatedness – more simplicity (simplicity & efficiency)

Problem

Why is your business so complicated?

  • Again and again, though well-intentioned, employees keep implementing their own systems, processes, projects, methods and tools?
  • This makes your business model more complicated?
  • Are you barely able to understand and assess the purpose and benefits of some ongoing activities?
  • Do you have the feeling that your company could be simpler and more powerful?

Solution

What is indisputably important to you and what is not?

  • Clearly determine the essentials and sort out the unimportant. Otherwise, each employee will develop his or her own priorities and goals. And consequently – with the best of intentions – their own means.
  • Determine with the elements of a mission, the building blocks of your positioning and the components of your vision what you are not willing to discuss until further notice.
  • Specify which effects even the smallest component of your business model serves.
  • Justify your priorities with rational but also emotional arguments.

Benefit

You streamline your business model to the essentials!

  • You enjoy a stronger mental focus and have to think of fewer things simultaneously.
  • You regain the good feeling of being able to understand and evaluate your business model and your organization in all its elements.
  • In the essential activities you have more bundled power in the form of money, time and spirit.

11. Less chaos – more productive agility (simplicity & efficiency)

Problem

Why does your agile work not work well?

  • The promising concept of agile work too often leads to chaos instead of efficiency?
  • Agility sometimes seems like an excuse for unwillingness or inability to act systematically and purposefully?
  • You have an inner conflict because you would like to give your employees more freedom, however, you keep having a justified need to create order?

Solution

What is the clear strategic vision of your agile team?

  • An agile team needs a vision of desired result, a clear mission that bundles attention and the aligns the actions. Otherwise agile work will not work.
  • What is the supposed effect of the project ? Why is it being done? To whom shall it deliver what benefits? What exactly does the desired result and product of the project look like?
  • What is true for a single project is even more valid for your entire company. If the strategic orientation is described and visualized with your picture of your future consisting of mission, positioning and vision, you can confidently grant the freedom which is the second most important prerequisite for agile work.

Benefit

You unleash and successfully use the power of agile teams!

  • Since there is hardly anything secure and plannable anymore, an agile attitude and agile action is virtually indispens-able. However, this does not mean that a long-term strategic orientation is no longer necessary. On the contrary, with mission, positioning and vision you enable agility and reap its rewards.
  • With a clear vision of your future, agile teams find their way independently through cyclical sprints and regular review of the situation and adaptation of their strategy.
  • Your projects and initiatives are implemented stringently and consistently.
  • It is your flexibility that makes agile teams and thus your strategic orientation future robust.

Have a bright future!

Dr. Pero Mićić

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To the other parts

PART 1: Where are you leading to? How to turn your mission and vision into your most profitable investment! Introduction

PART 2: Where are you leading to? How to turn your mission and vision into your most profitable investment! Opportunities & security

PART 3: Where are you leading to? How to turn your mission and vision into your most profitable investment! Clarity & effectiveness

PART 5: Where are you leading to? How to turn your mission and vision into your most profitable investment! Energy & performance

PART 6: Where are you leading to? How to turn your mission and vision into your most profitable investment! Profit & business value