Can you draw a picture of what the company you work for looks like in 5 years time? Or describe what the vision of the business for the future?
Simple enough question? However I can guarantee in just about any workplace you will get a variety answers. In fact many will say they don't know.
I often sent out a questionnaire to attendees before they come to one of my workshops on family business or business planning and this is always question No 1. Rarely will I get common agreement on an accurate picture of where the business is aiming to be in the future. Can you answer this for the business you work in? You would not get on a bus that did not have its destination on the front. So, are you working not knowing what the end goal is?
That's why communication is so important and it starts with the leader.
Bill Winter is a renowned family and small business advisor and facilitator of the hard to have family succession conversations.