Essay on Goal and Team

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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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- It is hard to tell when you are successful - no roadmap exists to chart your progress.
- It is not apparent whether the current activities will take the organization where you need to go, because no one is quite sure where that is.
- You or your organization spend most of your time reacting to crisis.
If any of these statements ring true for you, you should be aware that a critical component is missing - a vision and strategic plan that meets the criteria set forth in the exercise above. In other words, you do not have an actionable vision and strategic direction that can drive breakthrough performance.
The second barrier to having a vision and strategic plan is the lack of desire to create one. Such a lack of motivation to do this work can come from lack of experience on how effective visions and plans can drive and energize an organization, or from previous experiences with weak "vision" exercises that have been unproductive.
Motivation is a difficult barrier to overcome. Motivation can stem from attraction -- pulling others towards an approach or management practice like visioning and strategic planning, or from avoidance of pain -- the need is driven out of major business failure or potential failure, either personally or as an organization. More often than not the latter is the driver. However, given the changing roles of

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