Vision for frontline workers means thinking about:
It can be easy to think that vision is the role of chief executives and management boards. While they have responsibility for developing the overall direction of the organisation, as a frontline worker, your vision and ideas can help improve outcomes for the people who use your service. Often things that seem quite small can make a big difference. For example, changing the time of an evening meal in a care home so that residents can enjoy eating together without missing out on a favourite TV programme.
As well as a strong value base, you'll need to have an awareness of the wider context that you are working in, and the overall vision that your organisation aims to achieve.
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"Leadership begins when we start to explore 'How can I best make a difference?'"
Blanchard, K (2006) Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager, London, Harper Collins
"It is helpful, in terms of vision, to constantly bring it back to people who use services, whether it will produce good outcomes for them."
University of Stirling et al. (2010) Leading Together, Dundee, SSSC