We know that great athletes set
goals and work hard to attain them. The same applies to great organizations- those
which live on for 50 years or more beyond any one leader's tenure.
Sustainability and prosperity go hand-in-hand. Visioning is the
goal-setting part, the achievements to be attained. It cannot
be done lightly, captured only in a "vision statement".
It is better described as a multifaceted "tapestry" with
specific outcomes or vision guideposts for critical parts of
An overarching vision may connect all the vision guideposts as
a way to capture the vision message.
To do visioning well requires the participation of key players
and stakeholders who have a knowledgeable perspective on the past,
present and future. They need time together to debate, challenge
assumptions about how the world may unfold and test how well potential
directions may benefit the organization. Visioning is as much artistic
as scientific relying on the deep wisdom and experiences of leader-managers
and front line contributors.
Pickard & Laws expertise lies in guiding the various players through
a productive and strategic thinking journey- from "planning
to plan" to "planning
for action". We provide solid research for discussion forums and skillfully
facilitate groups of players through debates on tough subjects
with no clear answers. We integrate the dialogue and research into
a vision which serves as an organizational guide for innovation
and operational decision-making.
Our visioning services also encompass economic development planning
for cities and the in-depth research and surveying (communities,
competitive environment, employees) that support decision-making.