One of the more fun activities I have created in last year is a spin off on some work I have done for a decade now using visual cards to create a shared vision. While we often use a one set of photographs to explore vision, I thought that it would be impactful (and fun!) for a team I was working with in a half day session to bring a set of individual set of stickers which they could use in response to certain questions.
I asked them to individually pick and share photos to represent:
Where do you see the team right now?
What’s the biggest challenge for the team?
What’s the biggest opportunity for the team right now?
Where do you want to be as a team six months from now?
One at a time, we explored these questions. Each time, each team member posted their sticker choice and shared their response. It was interesting for the team to see the similarities that came up, and the differences that existed.
In the final stages of the team dialogue, the team t noted common ground, and came up with their shared "team vision story", an overarching tapestry of vision photos/stickers.
What are the conversations you want to have around vision as a team?