As a leader, it is your role to map out a vision for others to follow, whether that be for your organisation, department or team. But how do you communicate that vision effectively? Here are some tips:
- Use visuals
The old saying of "a picture tells a thousand words" is so true. Use the visual toillustrate where you are now and where you need to be so that your team can build up a clear picture.
- Explain the benefits
Why you are following this route of action and the WIIFM factor for your team - "What's In It For Me"
- Anticipate questions
Put yourself in the shoes of the cynics and brainstorm all the tough questions that they may come out with.
- Have supporting documentation
Either a brochure or document that explains things fully. Your team may want to take it away and have a good study afterwards.
- Put a support structure in place
Where people can have their questions / concerns answered.