All entries for Thursday 24 March 2011
March 24, 2011
It is very important to have a vision for the organization as it decides in what direction should the organization aim and it shapes the future of the organization. But it is equally important to translate the vision into action. Creating a vision is a first step and forming an action plan, in accordance with it, is the next step. As Bennis says that action without vision is stumbling in the dark, and vision without action is poverty-stricken poetry. If an organization has a catchy vision but does not take any steps to implement it then the vision is going to be of no benefit to the organization. I think that every person of the organization should take part in formulating the action plan. It is a leader's job to present the vision in a meaningful way to the people of the organization so that each person feels connected to the vision, can relate to it in his own way and internalize it. But to carry out the actions all the people should contribute in their own unique way.