Creating a shared Vision

Creating a Shared Vision

How many people could state your company's vision with accurasy, without hesitation, and with enough passion and belief to inspire others to be excited and motivated to work toward it? It is not enough to be able to recite a vision - it must be lived in a way that enables you to achieve it.

How can you make your vision compelling and come alive so that it focuses your people's energy toward creating a desired future?

Vision and direction are essential for greatness

In world-class organizations, everyone has a clear sense of where the enterprise is going.

Vision helps people make smart choices because their decisions are being made with the end result in mind

As goals are accompllished, the answer to "What next?" becomes clear. Vision takes into account a larger picture than the immediate goal.

Vision is important for leaders because leadership is about going somewhere

If you and your people don't know where you are going, your leadership doesn't matter.

Without a clear vision, an organization becomes a self-serving bureacracy

And leadership begins to serve the leaders and not the organization's larger purpose and goals.

When people share in a vision of what the organization can be, they generate tremendous energy, excitement and passion

They feel they are making a difference. They know what they are doing and why. There is a strong sense of trust and respect. Everyone assumes responsibility for their own actions.

This one-day workshop enables your leadership team to build a shared understanding of your common purpose, as well as to generate a clear image of the future success you want to achieve.

Visioning is an important process in order to give all involved focus. Creating an effective vision becomes the means through which change can be implemented:

  • It clarifies the general direction for the change and in doing so simplifies the direction of the decisions that must follow
  • It motivates people to move out of their comfort zone, to take the time to develop new skills and work with different levels of resources
  • It coordinated the hundreds of decisions and actions involved in charge

The Process

  • Introduction: The facilitator gives an introduction to the importance of shared visioning and the visioning process
  • The Team goes through a personal awareness and visualization technique to silence brain's radar interferences. Activate amygdala with positive emotions and tap into their limitless unconscious energy synchronizing and connecting various parts of their brain
  • Individuals fill visioning quesions based knoledge and principles of the Society of Learning Organizations (SoL) founded by Peter Senge
  • Divide the group into 3-4 and with dialogos the team members reach agreement on the answers to the questions
  • Identify the key elements of group's vision. Look for common themes and values. Make groupings of the shared core values. Name the groupings. Identify the characteristics, dimensions, and values implicit in the vision
  • Participants collectively compose a vision statement that reflects all the groupings
  • Sharing the Vision Action Plan

The benefits

  • Inspires abd mobilized people into action
  • Generates enthusiasm and kindles excitement about the direction
  • Shows participants and conflicting viewpoints the common ground they share
  • Provides the opportunity to think collaboratively
  • Develops a common set of values
  • Unites individuals with differing perspectives by focusing on common beliefs and values
  • Clarifies what the group believes to be important
  • Provides focus, purpose and direction for the strategic planning process, and assures congruence between beliefs, plans, and actions