One of the members of my Idea Time for Workshop Facilitators Facebook Group asked me for some ideas for creative facilitation activities to use when you're facilitating groups to establish their vision, mission and values.
Vision, mission and values really help connect people. They support a shared sense of purpose and direction and are important ingredients for collaborative team working and performance at organisation, team and project level.
In this solo podcast, which was originally a Facebook live broadcast, I explain what vision, mission and values are and why they are important, and share some techniques that you can use with teams when you're facilitating these sessions.
- A vision is aspirational. It’s a statement of where the business, team or person wants to be in the future. A great vision looks ahead, is purposefully ambitious and realistically stretchy.
- The mission of a team or a business is the core purpose. It’s why that team or business actually exists, the very reason a team or business has been set up. The mission really defines the ‘why?’ behind what what the organisation does, and its reasons for doing it.
- The values are the important principles, important beliefs, ways of behaving and seeing the world that connect everyone. They represent how the business does business.
The podcast is packed with creative facilitation suggestions so that your session is interactive, engaging and generates the input and ideas of the whole team.
If you'd like to read more about this, you can see my blog on how to run this sort of session here.