Milestones and Markers

As our organizations progress through the year, making and meeting goals, we often see people experiencing a kind of disinterest in their assignments, especially among volunteers and hourly wage workers. As leaders, you and I can minimize this by communicating our organizational goals, their progress, and their completion throughout the whole organization, not just within the sector that achieved the goal. This can be done in a general newsletter, regular progress postings, or even a facebook page. Communicating progress to everyone helps share the energy such progress develops.

Even sectors of an organization that have no responsibility for a particular goal gets a sense of pride as part of the organization marks a milestone. In addition, such communication will often restore energy into a sector of the organization that has suffered lackluster performance, or a loss of focus. It can even be the spark that creates healthy competition between coworkers.

This week, ask yourself: “What is going on in my organization, and who doesn’t know about it yet?” Then find a way to share it throughout your whole team.

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About Tim Wenzig MAML

I am a pastor at Rosedale Friends Church. Rosedale Friends Church is a congregation affiliated with North West Yearly Meeting of Friends Chruches (Quakers).
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