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7 Steps To Accomplish a Turnaround

3. Connect success to the statements.

Stories have always been our greatest avenue for content. Not only should you tell stories of success, but you should also connect every story to the mission and vision. When you paint a picture of mission and vision success through stories, people can better understand and own these statements.

4. Create a strategy to accomplish the mission and the vision.

Your strategy (or plan or ministry model) is how you do what you do. Your plan should be built to accomplish your mission and vision. As you create and evaluate your strategy, continually return to your mission and vision to ensure it remains the foundation of your plan.

5. Connect everyone and everything back to the mission and vision.

Every person in the organization needs a one-sentence job description that connects their role with the broader mission and vision. Connecting these dots makes it easier to remain on mission and vision.

6. Take time to teach it corporately.

I mentioned how often you should say it, but you should also take time to teach it in more robust spaces.

If you’re a pastor, take a Sunday sermon twice a year to refocus everyone back to your mission and vision. If you are an organizational or team leader, plan time away from logistics and tasks to teach the why behind all the whats.

This time isn’t wasted. I’d argue from experience that the more people feel connected to the mission and vision, the more productive they will be. And avoiding mission and vision drift is a massive time saver.

7. Use visuals to reinforce it.

Saying the mission and vision is essential, but so is showing it. Visuals can help remind and reinforce these critical statements. Consider painting these statements on the wall of your break room. Or in the lobby of your space. If you’re in a portable meeting space, create banners or flags to use while in the space.

Hearing and seeing these statements repeatedly isn’t a bad thing. It’s an organizational lifesaver, a turnaround.


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