Yes, it’s officially 2018 and we’re all full of excitement, hope and we’re also bound to set ourselves up for failure (by next month) if we don’t capture these emotions. But how? Why? Most people believe that writing down their goals is a great idea. Most people can’t find where they wrote their goals down a week after they actually wrote them. Instead of worrying about putting pen to paper, get creative, gather the team and start the vision board process. It’s like scrapbooking for your brand and planning for your future with your teams perspective and ideas.
Teamwork Makes The Dream Work
Yep, you know how the old saying goes. Task your team with bringing in some of their magazines from home so you can get the process started. Reserve a date on everyone’s calendar, order lunch (and drinks if you can) and start your fun day of adult crafting. Keep in mind that not everyone will be down for the cause in the beginning and that’s ok. As soon as they sit down at the table and start cutting, creating, dreaming and visualizing the things that they would like to see happen at the company (or with their position) the flood gates open. Our team started to communicate about pretty much everything. Our dreams, aspirations and purpose. As the CEO of the company this was the best way to experience where my team wants to go and how we are going to work together to get there.
Nothing Is Off Limits
From a private jet to a company chauffeur, nothing is off limits. The private jet could symbolize your company growth and having several offices in different cities. Or it could mean more private travel as a team to conferences and seminars. Or it could be for selfish reasons to travel with our family and friends on vacation. The bottom line is that NOTHING is off limits. When you collective add everyone’s vision in pictures to a single project that’s where the hope comes into play and hope creates passion, purpose and a will to do great things. Hope is a powerful thing to share as a team.
Let’s Get Loud
After all of of that cutting, pasting and ripping it’s time to display the masterpiece. Oh yes, find a common place in the office where your team will always be reminded of what the vision for the company is. Lunch room, library, or conference room works just great. During your staff meetings add the vision board into your topic of discussion to address if anything on the board has been accomplished. If so, remove the item and celebrate as a team. If not, keep it moving, and remind your team to continue to strive to achieve what they’ve created.
On a personal note, when our team had a vision board party, we laughed, we shared and we cried. We left with a better understanding of our personal needs and how we can all work together as a company to work our personal goals into the company goals to create a larger vision for success and purpose.