David Reed shares about "vision" in a way that I like very much and
which confirms my case for not bothering with this thing called
The group that he describes shared one or more interests which
brought them together for a gathering with a specific but not very
defined or prescribed purpose. And the result is wonderful. He is
asking people to do something that is unusual - to think together.
Thanks for sharing the story.
I find that people in most companies are there for the same general
sort of thing, that they are not the least bit confused about what
the corporation is about and that their understandings make a very
coherent whole. Many of these organisations have made specific
vision statements and explicit strategy statements and, when these
are discussed there is a seeming general disagreement of "rightness",
of clarity and required clarity, of sensibility, of almost
everything. But when people "just talk" about what's important the
intentions all of a sudden line up again.
This makes perfect sense to me because I think intention, vision,
strategy and almost every related idea is emergent anyway and the
beauty of that is that all we need to do is dialogue - mainly listen
- and what is "wanting to happen" will reveal itself.
-- Michael McMaster Michael@kbddean.demon.co.uk