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Managing Change Paper Part II
There is a difference when it comes to a leader and a follower. A leader sees the direction that a group or organization needs to go in as to where a follower needs to be given the direction where to go. Envisioning possibilities for the future is what differentiates a leader and a follower; most people know this because everyone was a follower at some point. When people start a new job they begin as followers looking for a sense of direction, until some emerge as leaders. Identification and communication are the basic but most important functions that a successful leader can perform. When delivering a shared vision, a business leader must present it in a clear and effective manner.
The shared vision helps define the values of an organization and guides all employees' behavior as well as their efficiency.
The importance of a shared vision helps all employees understand the goals of an organization. A shared vision could also help motivate employees, promote work and a competitive drive. A good shared vision would identify the organizations purpose and direction. The vision of the organization would set standards that are persuasive, yet credible. Without a shared vision within an organization, employees would not be encouraged to work or be productive. The employees must know that the organization is moving in a positive direction along with all of its employees. The reminder of the organization's existence and purpose can serve as an employee's motivation. With a successful vision employees can rally around their leaders. Organization culture is an important factor when introducing any shared values.
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