I’m not a goal-oriented person. I never have been. I’m not the type of person who has the grand visions of the future. However, being a task-oriented person, I do work well with those visionaries!
In my church, I work with our children’s ministry. A dear friend of mine is the head of the ministry. She’s the one with the fun, exciting visions of what we can do with the kids. But she’s not a detailed-oriented person. That’s one of the many reasons we’re a great team (also, there’s lots of laughter involved!). If you give me the vision, I can get it done.
On projects, it’s important to have the project sponsors and managers who can envision what will be the end result. You also need those team members who can help flesh out all the little things that need to get done along the way.
Understanding why objectives are important will make it more likely that you’ll create detailed objectives before the project begins.
In this Messenger, we look at six reasons why project objectives are important.