All the team members need to be on the same page as a team. Every member should be united toward a common goal. Failing to define what constitutes the finish line may cause disunity and, worse, failure.
As a leader, it is your call to inspire every team member to achieve objectives and overcome inevitable setbacks. It is your responsibility to cast the vision and lead your team towards success. You need to take tangible steps to allow every team member to feel that they are part of something big, that they have a role to play in achieving a shared goal.
Here are some of the things that you can do to rally your team around a common goal:
When you articulate a goal or purpose, include everyone. Communicate it so that each member will understand the part that they have to play to achieve the goal. You have to cast the vision of what it is for them as individuals and for the team.
Make It Real
When creating a goal, be realistic. Create documents or policies that lead to a specific outcome. It is better if it is measurable and attainable by everyone on the team. If your team feels that they are working toward concrete, lasting, and meaningful goals, they will not hesitate to give their best effort.
Honor those who deserve the honor. There will undoubtedly be those who will go the extra mile and who will do exceptional work in advancing the company’s goal. Be sure to recognize their hard work and make them feel that their efforts are valued. Do not hesitate to give feedback because it will help everyone to grow. However, people work best when their efforts are recognized. So be generous in giving praise and celebrate the small wins.
Renew the Vision
As the organization grows, early passions die, and initial vision are often outgrown. Don’t hesitate to replace an aging scale and stale or blurred vision. Growth will come after growth, so do not be afraid to renew the vision. As you do, communicate it with your team. Your team will give their best as they have a clear vision of the goal that the team wants to achieve. No one wants to work aimlessly.
In pursuing a big goal, you have to sacrifice. As you pursue a corporate goal, the team should be willing to sacrifice, whether it’s extra work hours or going the extra mile. As a leader, you have to make sacrifices. You should be at the forefront for your members to see how serious you are about achieving the goal.
As a leader, it is your responsibility to rally everyone around. It is important everyone is on the same page as you are, especially if you have a goal for your business to succeed and flourish for a long time. Do your best in rallying your team.