Not everyone likes the road map they are given.
I most certainly did not like the road map presented to me, as a lawful citizen, by the Premiere of Victoria, when he announced that stage 4 restrictions would be extended beyond the initial date.
However, there is no denying that when you are in charge (a leader), people will look to you for a road map. After all, your job as a leader is to make it easy for people to follow you, whether they like the road map or not.
- Without leadership, we make assumptions that exert energy into the wrong areas of focus.
- Without significant markers, we find it hard to sense the progress being made.
- Without a road map, we are left guessing and questioning the right course of action.
Leading an organisation, department or team without a road map during these times may result in hesitant, ineffective and unmotivated employees. Do these sound like the attributes of people you want serving your customers?
What is your road map? How does it raise confidence in people’s decision-making and how does it help to minimise the guesswork?