Number/percentage of group members able to articulate a shared vision

Indicator Number: 
66
Category: 
Logic Model Component: 
Data Type(s): 
Count, proportion, qualitative
Short Definition: 

Measures the number/percentage of participants who are able to articulate a shared vision. A shared vision is defined as a common desired future state.

Definition and Explanation (Long): 

This indicator measures the number/percentage of group members who are able to articulate a shared vision, which is defined as a common desired future state of the group as it relates to the group’s goals and objectives. The greater the shared vision among group members, the more favorable attitudes will be toward knowledge sharing (Chow & Chan, 2008).

Data Requirements: 

Self-reported quantitative data; self-reported qualitative data describing shared vision

Data Sources: 

Surveys, in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, content analysis of communication shared among members

Frequency of Data Collection: 
Periodically (before, during, and after specific activities)
Purpose: 
The aim of this indicator is to determine if group members are able to articulate a shared vision. Having a shared vision can positively impact attitudes toward knowledge sharing and norms around knowledge sharing. Having a shared vision can facilitate cooperation and collaboration.
Issues and Challenges: 
While a shared vision may have a positive impact on attitudes toward knowledge sharing and the quality of knowledge contribution, it has not been found to increase the quantity of knowledge shared. This finding may be due to group members valuing quality over quantity of knowledge contributions (Chiu et al., 2006). Studies related to this construct are based on online communities/collaborations. Further study is required in other types of communities (face-to-face and/or combination of face-to-face and online).
Published Year: 
  • 2017
Last Updated Date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017