We know what has to be done. But do we always know the reason
why? And most importantly, do we reflect on the ideal which would be
thus served? These reflections may constitute a preliminary
stage, for the manager, before defining the team's goal.
It means asking what is the team's essential vocation, its reasons for being and for continuing on.
Define, with the team, a shared understanding
The manager knows more or less where he wants to lead his team
and for what reasons. However, his vision has little value if it is not
shared by the team. His task is thus to bring his team
together around the foundational question: "What do we want to
succeed in doing?"
Decide together on the goal to be reached
Knowing that we wish to do "better" is not enough: what does
"better" mean? To what end? What allows us to know that we have done
"better"? Questions such as these allow the team to get down
to what is essential and clear, and to define measurable
indicators of success which provide real insight.