Comparing The Roles Of Shared Vision, Values, And Actions

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Compare and contrast the roles of shared vision, values, and actions in change leadership.
Shared Vision:
Creating a clear and effective shared vision delivers many benefits to one’s organization. Not only does a clear, shared vision helps define the values of the organization and its employees, it also helps guide the behavior of employees. A strong shared vision improves productivity and efficiency. In a change leadership process, shared vision serves 3 important purposes: “It clarifies the general direction for change.” Visioning is the first step in strategic planning. “It motivates people to take action in the right direction, even if the initial steps are personally painful.”
“It helps coordinate the actions of different people in a remarkably fast and efficient way.” Without a shared vision, plan would not inspire the kind of action needed to produce major changes (Dvir, et al., 2002).
For example, whenever my employer initiative a change, it clearly communicates a shared vision by conducting a focus group. The company facilitate a buy-in from the employees and create a sense of shared vision that will enable the company to realize the benefits associated with a strong sense of vision. Some scholars conceptualize that the “Benefits of Creating a Vision” is an idealized picture of the future of company, this brings many benefits to the company (Dvir, et al., 2002).
In addition, take Wal-Mart for, example its vision is well articulated - "Low prices, every day".
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