Difference Between Personal and Shared Vision
Peter Senge created a video that differentiates Personal Vision from Shared Vision. Here’s how Dr. Eva Fabraquel (DepED Region-6 District Supervisor) summarized her insights to Senge’s video.
Often times we mistaken personal from shared. As with Peter Senge’s example, a personal vision of someone with authority or with high position that is to be carried out because of his/her status, isn’t a shared vision at all.
We all have our own different versions of our own visions which push and motivate us to move forward as we go along with our life and work. Basically, personal vision is the foundation of a shared vision.
Throughout our lives, we tend to talk to many people about how we see things; what do we believe in, what is our life’s mission, what we aim to achieve, and what do we want for the future. We should also keep in mind that this “Diversity” is what a shared vision is made of. People who memorizes Vision, Mission, and Goals from different institutions and then just say it whenever they are asked to is not a shared vision.
We tend to view things differently and we can see things in different perspectives, but as Peter said, shared vision is viewing a vision at its entirety through the eyes of different people that belong/focuses on different views. Even though we are taking different actions, the path at the end is still the same.
For example, our vision is to have the ideal Educational System. We may take different roads, go through different conflicts, but the goal at the end is for us to uplift our learners and give them the best possible education that we can. That is a shared vision.
In summary, all roads can converge into one in a long-term perspective. One may see the other differently, but in the end, it’s all the same.