Today we're back talking about Essentialism and Essential Intent, but with a focus on organizations.
Organizations are constantly struggling to balance moving towards the vauge-but-aspirational vision statements with bland-but-measurable objectives and measures. Vision statements may offer our teams the inspirational nudge they need to galvanize around a cause, but ultimately offer little guidance on our daily work. On the other side of the coin, objectives tend to be bland and rote, often disconnecting us from the broader "why" behind what we are doing.
In today's discussion, we talk about how Essentialism, applied at the organizational level may serve as an effective tool for leaders to help bridge the gap between the inspirational and concrete.
As will all leadership tools, there is nuance required for implementation (or even usefulness of the tool) - we'd love to hear your thoughts on whether you think Essentialism is a tool worth adding to your kit.