Leaders have a responsibility to ensure that their team is in line with the company's mission and values. To do this, they must consult stakeholders, monitor results regularly, and make adjustments to respond to the ever-changing market. Additionally, it is essential that the company's mission and values are a fundamental part of business culture at all levels. Leaders can also model and foster an enabling virtual work environment that facilitates team collaboration, individual satisfaction, inclusion, and productivity for multi-cultural teams.
One way to align your mission, vision, and values is to identify the role each one plays in achieving specific KPI objectives. For example, goal statements can help increase team motivation, which in turn increases productivity and revenue. Communication is key to a culture where everyone feels aligned and appreciated, and compassion breeds honesty and trust. Your organization's mission statement is your primary strategic marketing and business development tool. When your mission is aligned with your values and your planning and objectives are based on them, positive results are achieved in a systematic way.
Leaders can ensure that their team is aligned with the company's mission and values by making their team feel involved in the processes and making sure that their voice is heard. Incorporating “mission moments” and examples of values in action in each team or department meeting will help cement these concepts and guide people in making strategic decisions aligned with the organization. Staying present is essential, as problems will arise that your team members will not be able to control and they will turn to you as their leader for help. Setting the tone and then leading by example is the first step for leaders to ensure that their team is aligned with the company's mission and values. Ultimately, if your mission is no longer viable or if your vision for the future has evolved to a point that is no longer recognizable, recreate your values accordingly and follow steps 1 to 5 over and over again. Leaders must take proactive steps to ensure that their team is aligned with the company's mission and values.
By consulting stakeholders, monitoring results regularly, making adjustments to respond to strategic changes, reiterating the company's mission and values, modeling an enabling virtual work environment, making their team feel involved in processes, incorporating “mission moments” into meetings, staying present when problems arise, setting the tone by leading by example, recreating values when necessary, and following steps 1 to 5 over and over again, leaders can guarantee that their team is in line with the company's mission and values.