Goal and Team Essay

3591 Words Feb 7th, 2013 15 Pages
Unit LMc1
Reflective Account

2.1 Identify the components of a positive culture within own team
2.2 Demonstrate how own practice supports a positive culture in the team
2.3 Uses systems and processes to support a positive culture in the team
2.4 Encourage creative and innovative ways of working within the team

If you want to have a team that performs at a high level then it is your role as a leader to make this happen. 1. Establish the vision and goals for the team

High performing teams have a clear sense of their purpose. Why? Because the team leader makes it clear, shares with them the organisational vision and how the team vision relates to this. This should be revisited at least once a year, ideally every six months as
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* You have been ask to set short and long-term goals for your organization in key performance areas.

In other words, most companies and organizations need a vision and strategic plan, but few have it. Moreover, some organizations think they have one and don't. Consider the basic elements for a vision and strategic plan that can drive breakthrough improvements shown in the figure below. You might think about which of these elements you have in place in your organization.

Barriers to having a vision and strategic plan
If a vision and strategic plan are so important, then what are the barriers to creating them? In other words, what might be preventing your organization from having an actionable vision and strategic plan to drive breakthrough improvements?
Awareness
In many cases awareness is a key issue. Work goes on day-by-day, and the urgent and pressing needs of today's problems can be totaling absorbing. Isn't it enough to just deal with the problems right in front of us, and take each day one at a time? Probably not. In fact, it may be the absence of a vision and plan that cause your organization to be so reactive, and spend a lot of time fire-fighting rather than proactively meeting the needs of your customers. The symptoms you can look for include:
- Many initiatives are underway, with much activity producing little results.
- Improvement initiatives seem
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