In our office we have a large Avery 12 month calendar that not only serves as a functional calendar, but also in visualizing our year during annual review. Yes, we do use Outlook and a CRM system, – but we also use a big calendar that everyone may pen a message/date/comment. By the end of the year, it’s a great review and a nice reminder of how far we’ve traveled.
This week, trading out 2014 for 2015 calendar, the thought occurred to us – one of our failings is giving history more attention than the future. Don’t misunderstand – our business plan is formalized, reviewed and edited from time to time. However, the “vision” of the business plan tends to be black and white and filled with numbers. We need Technicolor.
Strolling down memory lane with our 12 month Avery is painted with bright colors, conversations and emotions. There are even memories that can be explained by smells (don’t ask). The point we’re trying to make is: wouldn’t it be nice if we could spend a bit more time visualizing our planned 2015. As the saying goes – “if you can see it, you can be it” (thanks Jeff Henderson *)
Happy 2015 to all our friends. We wish you a planning process for your positive office that is filled with sight, feelings, sounds and yes – even smells!
*Jeff Henderson. “If You Can See It, You Can Be It: 12 Street-Smart Recipes for Success”. 2013