Without a long term view of the future, people in organizations have a tendency to get focused on smaller details and get bogged down with what is not critical. When business is tough, they become even more entrenched and bogged down. The human mind will focus on something and it will choose whatever is closest at hand. The negative issues seem to feel bigger and can overwhelm the team. Incremental improvements do not seem worth the effort and improvements stop. The primary focus becomes getting through the day, the week, or the painful event…
Instead, if we redirect ourselves and others towards the longer term view, we deal with the tough stuff in a context of what will also create a more powerful future for us. We will know how to invest our time, energy, money and creativity. It is more exciting and motivating since it implies “hope” for a better future as well as the “understanding” that eventually the external environment will change, which it will (it is just a cycle). The key is to be ready for the upturn and be one of the first to ride that wave. The key is to take action in a way that provides a better future, regardless of the external environment.
We were hired earlier this year to build a quick, balanced and powerful five year vision with their team. This spurred a marketing and sales effort, along with a cost cutting initiative. The employees are all motivated by what is happening. Bottom line revenue is up and everyone is enjoying the journey.
Your success is in plain sight. It just takes determination and action! If others cannot see the vision and you need them to go on the journey with you, call us at 800-786-4332, or email JSabatini@AppliedVisionWorks.com. It only takes 30 minutes to get started!