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Seven Steps to Create Your I&O Vision and Inspire Your Team to Make the Right Decisions

Published: 25 June 2015

ID: G00272686

Analyst(s): Ian Head


Great infrastructure and operations leaders must inspire their teams with a clear vision of the future. As the first step in producing an I&O strategy, use this simple method to create an inspirational vision that aligns with your business goals and empowers your team to make decisions autonomously.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Start From Your Enterprise Vision
  • Identify the Key Participants Who Will Help You Craft Your Vision
  • Create Your Vision With Your Team and Key Customers
  • Pause — Don't Rush
  • Communicate and Encourage
  • Use the Vision to Seed Your I&O Strategy
  • Revisit the Vision and Strategy Annually

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