Bookend the week with both.
Open the week by speaking to the mission and painting the vision in vivid detail. Also, outline the measurable strategic progress and actionable bite-size steps the team is taking that week to achieve strategic quarterly goals. Then share your belief in their capacity and speak to the strength of your shared identity, ending with a sincere “We’ve got this!” or “Let’s do this!” or “Onward and upward!”
Complete the week by highlighting wins–big and small–and celebrating progress. Acknowledge learnings and praise efforts. Briefly debrief missed opportunities. Name strategy adjustments. Lastly, share any stories that came out of the week that reflect the operationalization of the values.
Kris Boesch is the CEO and Founder of Choose People, a company that transforms company cultures, increases employee happiness and boosts the bottom-line. She is a nationally renowned speaker and workplace culture expert. Boesch is also the author of Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace and developer of the Choose People 360° Culture Audit. Kris is also a proud mother, dancing diva and dog lover.