"Hey everyone, let's try a fun team activity together! Close your eyes and get ready. When I count down from 3 to 1, I want you to use your index finger to point towards the North. Ready? 3, 2, 1... Now open your eyes and take a look around at your team members. What did you notice?"
This team-building activity is one of my favorites to do during a team alignment program. Seeing everyone point in different directions and hearing the laughter that follows is always a great way to break the ice. It's also a great reminder of how without clarity, we can end up lost and confused, heading in different directions. Have you ever been part of a team that felt like it was going nowhere? Maybe the priorities were constantly changing, and you weren't sure what was most important?
In the 6C High Engaging & Performing Team Model (refer to another blog article at https://www.talentacademy.com.hk/post/teamsecret), clarity is the core foundation among the 6Cs. Without clarity, the rest is useless. Clarity is the North Star that guides high-performing teams towards their goals. It's the beacon of light that illuminates the path towards success. Without it, teams may stumble in the dark, lost and directionless. But with it, teams can achieve remarkable results, making the seemingly impossible possible.
Our team alignment program is designed to help teams achieve clarity, which is critical for high performance. During our recent program, we facilitated the top management team in defining their North Star through the VMVG (Vision, Mission, Values, Goals). We designed a structured process to enable the top team to develop a shared understanding of what they need to do to achieve success. By providing a clear direction through the VMVG, teams can focus on the most important objectives and work together efficiently and effectively.
In a world that's constantly changing and evolving, clarity is more important than ever. It's the anchor that keeps teams grounded amidst the storm, the compass that points towards true north. So if you want to build a team that thrives in the face of challenges, start with clarity. Clarify your vision, mission, values, goals, and priorities, and watch as your team achieves greatness. Remember: when clarity is your foundation, the sky's the limit.
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