Clarity is king. Clear communication is vital for a healthy organization.
Some things are fuzzy on a healthy team. Indistinct. Muddled. Unclear.
I know. Seems strange, but it’s actually healthy.
Let me explain.
Here are 3 examples of the fuzziness of a healthy team:
The lines of authority are blurred – In some of the healthiest organizations I know, leadership often depends on the task. People lead based on their passions and gifting, more than because of their position or title.
There aren’t a lot of rules – Obviously an organization needs structure. There has to be rules in place. But, on healthy teams, rules are designed to enhance, not limit growth and there are fewer of them. There isn’t a ton of bureaucracy to limit progress and frustrate the team. This produces a lot of gray area, which can even be messy at times, but it promotes creativity and vitality for the team.
Some things are subject to change pretty quickly – Certain things like vision and values are concrete. They aren’t changeable. In a healthy environment, methods of accomplishing the vision are always held loosely, without a sense of ownership or entitlement to them. As time changes, the team can quickly change…without a ton of push back and resistance.
What would you add?
Do you serve on a sometimes fuzzy team? (And, you’re happy about it.)