Management gurus point to the power of vision.
Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus note, “To choose a direction, an executive must first have developed a mental image of the possible and desirable future state …. this image…may be as vague as a dream or as precise as a goal… a realistic, credible, attractive future for your organization”. Jim Collins and his colleague, Jerry Porras, called it a combination of values, purpose, and BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals). Harvard scholar, John Kotter, suggested that creating it and articulating it are critical success factors for leading any organizational change effort.
Vision is, in our estimation, a sense of who we are, what we strive to become, and why we do what we do—our raison d’etre. Without it, we have no sense of direction or purpose. We can have no strategy or mission.
Vision combined with strategic thinking serves as the compass for your organization—a rubric that will guide all subsequent decisions. It is the heart and soul of your organization—it is not an exercise to be taken lightly. And your success depends on it.
A vision and strategy offsite retreat is your answer. We will help you find the meaning you need and seek, your true north, in a location that will bring out your best. We gather your leadership team and stakeholders in a place of natural beauty and help you chart your future. We explore your strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats. We will challenge your thinking. There is also time for reflection and rejuvenation. At Panoptic Insight, we put vision and insight into practice.
You bring your passion. We will pick the destination. Prepare for inspiration.