Vision is about zooming into the future as if it were closer.
Vision provides guidance about what core to preserve and what future to stimulate progress toward...Vision is part of the answer to the following questions...What Business are we in, and Why? Looking at it that way, the vision is where the ultimate goal is set. As such, if working out the vision isn't the hardest thing, you're not doing it right.
• the objectives and key elements of the project/program/ initiative;
• clarity around what it means for the program/transformation to be successful, and can lead to discussions on some specific implications for groups and people;
• clear statements on the desired performance and improvements that will result from the change / transformation;
• prioritization and integration of the program with other ongoing (and potentially competing and/or duplicating) company programs/initiatives