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How to Establish a Purpose For Your Group

How to Establish a Purpose For Your Group

  • Rank your priorities. What are the primary things that are most important to your group or team?
  • Be clearer than you think you need to be. Ask group members what your vision is.
  • Decide on where you will aim for proficiency and where you will aim for creativity. This means defining the areas where the team and team members need to be proficient in specific skills
  • Embrace catchphrases. Cultures that have a sense of belonging often have a shared vocabulary.
  • Measure what matters. 
  • Focus on bar-setting behaviors.

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