People are inspired by values, vision, and direction within an organization. They can get behind someone who they believe in, someone that shares a ‘why’ for the work they want to be a part of influencing. But once the butts are in the seats, it’s what is delivered that keeps people in the audience.
Great concept and no plan? Nice try. Values with no teeth or examples? Oops.
I love the creative process and can spend hours living in possibility, but innovation is embodied by taking action; and even more importantly, this divergent competency for big picture visioning and practical planning means that a roomful of voices are contributing to the conversation, and the planning has concrete goals and objectives, a practical basis, and a timeline.
Creativity happens organically and is infused throughout the process of generating innovative things…But nothing happens unless you’ve got a plan in place with some t’s crossed.
So consider the possibilities of reinventing what you do and incorporating a new model for how you view your work– but when you show up to talk about it, get some people in a room and make a plan that improves the little things and work on it. Wins quench the thirst and catch the attention of others; a great idea doesn’t mean jack if it’s left on the flipchart at the end of the day.
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