Aligning around a singular vision is difficult. You can rally around a mission statement, but more often than not, mission statements can be too broad to serve the team directly. These statements are designed to capture the purpose of an entire enterprise. At Voltage Control, we have helped many teams tap into their creative potential and perform beyond prior expectations. Use this template to give your team a vision that inspires and aligns them. Let's get visual, together.
Mood boards are great but they often only convey....mood. Go beyond cool-looking photos and provide your team with something they can reflect on and think 'this is the group I work with' or 'we might not be there today, but this is where we are headed.' Since most people are visual and respond well to stories, we combined them for the ultimate team vision tool. Give it a try!
A visual representation of your team contextualized with a charter statement that acts as a north star for your team or project.
This exercise takes between 30-60 minutes. Access to quality images is a must and if your company has a license for stock photo archives, I would find that password before running the activity.
Iterate on this once a quarter or when priorities shift. Refer back to them regularly, both individually and as a team, to help make decisions or when you need some inspiration.
Inside jokes are ok, but don’t take them too far. You want to make sure no one is embarrassed when the SVP asks you to explain the print out.
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