Are you clear on where you are heading? Is everyone in your team clear on where you are going? Do you and your team understand why you are doing the work you are doing?
Planning is key to knowing what you have coming up and being able to make informed decisions on how and where you spend your time, energy, and resources. Making sure that you align your work with organisations strategies and missions means your work has purpose; aligning your work with your long-term career and personal goals will help ensure you stay motivated and driven to succeeding in what you do.
No matter your role or your industry, the chances are you work in teams. Even those individuals that we hold up as mavericks and independent trailblazers have support network around them, people that they work with, people that challenge their ideas, people that act as sounding boards, and people that offer advice. The success of humanity is largely a result of being able to work together and achieve far more than we ever would as individuals.