Schedule time for your team to daydream: What if? Why? Could we? Maybe a company vision board session. Break down where you need for growth are and then let your team or teams loose as to the best way to accomplish some innovative outcomes for growth and sustainability. What is the future in 6 months, 12 months and five years?
This type of thinking has many benefits. It allows an intangible ownership by staff where they feel their efforts and thoughts are appreciated and considered, a buy in of sorts. It allows you to develop strategies that may happen ahead, so you are able to respond quickly and efficiently. It gives your business vision, problem solving and enhanced development skills throughout the workforce, including yourself as the owner.
You can create this at a certain point throughout the year, say every 6 months to assess decisions, direction and determine what needs to be enhanced or changed.
Having a creative session will enhance your organization’s ability to solve day to day problems, envision a brighter future, play a more sustainable game, and more quickly react to disruptive competitors.
In fact, it may even make you the disruptive competitor where others are now following and not leading.