In the second stage of the cycle of teamwork, Strategy Articulation & Prioritization, your team sets the vision for the change you want to see in the world and builds the strategy and body of work your team needs to perform to bring that vision to reality. The Strategy Articulation & Prioritization process can be painful, political, polarizing, and create conflict. This is because we often realize that:
- We may not be aligned on our vision and desired strategy outcomes,
- We may have an overlapping or incomplete strategy framework that causes us to step on one another’s toes or allows work to fall between the cracks, or
- We are trying to do too many things for our given capacity and deadlines.
Going through this process is necessary for us to get aligned on what we are trying to do together, how we are going to do it, and what is most important, so that we can prioritize, focus, implement and succeed.