Nilesh Makan: Why a working team that loses their Vision is not a team anymore

Nilesh was working with a recently formed “centre of excellence” team. Their goal was to drive agility across the organization. However, the team lead fell ill, and the team found itself without anyone else to report up to, with no clear leadership and inevitably a new leader was assigned to that team. That new leaders, however, changed the Vision of the team. The new Vision was dictated to the team, and the team members didn’t feel anymore that the Vision reflected why they had signed up to the team. This taught Nilesh a very important lesson that we explore with the example of Elon Musk’s SpaceX

In this segment, we discuss the role of shared Vision in a team, and why that matters

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About Nilesh Makan

Nilesh is the founding Director at Padawan Consulting, where the vision is to build transformed businesses through transformed people. He works with companies in the arena of Digital Transformation, considering how to leverage people, process and technology to design and build innovative solutions.

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