No one will deny that as a strategy to get a team going, a clearly articulated goal is of immense help.
The goal clarity does not happen by magic. Even more so when so many people are involved.
Perhaps the key is that the leader should get this clarity process going, but should not fall into the trap of being fully responsible for all the clarity.
It is a better approach to involve a facilitator and get the team to see the goal in a SMART way. By getting them questioning.
The full form of SMART here being -
- See Situation
- Make Meaning
- Action Learning
- Reach to Results, and