Where are our journey going? [Core Values, Vision and Mission]
Today I have been listening to Percy Barnevik on Connect Väst. He is talking about how to be a great leader and his work in the micro credit organization Hand in Hand. Apart from having one of the most entertaining presentations I’ve been to there is something missing. More on that in a moment.
Why are we doing our Journey?
Where is it going?
And how do we travel today?
After him Björn Lindqvist talks about what shall be found in the heart of any organization:
Core Values — Why are we working here? Today we must all weave in socially responsible values in our hearts. That defines the Journey we are taking together.
The Vision — A Mental Picture – of what an organization wants to achieve over time. The North Star! The direction of our journey.
The Mission — The current Quest that we are doing in order to further us along on our journey.
Check out more here: Vision and Mission – What’s the difference and why does it matter? and Mission Statements and Vision Statements.
Can we all be like Google?
The day finishes up with Annika Steiber that have been studying innovation management and what make companies like Google tick. They need to have
Ethics — Don’t be Evil and Do Good for Society.
Ambition — Shoot for the Stars and Change the World.
Behavior – The organization need to be Fast and Scalable. Never to bog down under Bureaucracy and Hierarchy.
Focus — First make a good product then the money will come.
Sustainability Day [Tax resources and not labor]
At the same time Sustainability Day is going on in Stockholm and #SDay are also trending on Twitter at the same tame as #ConnectDagen.
Here the chief economic analyst at the Think tank Global Utmaning, Sandro Scocco, says all the numbers are pointing in the wrong direction. We need change the economic incentives to make things happens. The suggest the same as Geoff Mulgan did in his speech at the RSA.
Tax resources and not labor. In that way everyone will quickly come with smart reusing with what we got. Companies can start rent everything they produce instead of selling it. So that they take full responsibility for the lifecycle. And it’s in their own best interest that all things made is made to endure.
We need to cross-fertilize [Let’s create new meeting places]
Here I also see the second
problem opportunity. All the money and entrepreneurs are one event in Gothenburg at the same time as all the scientist and the creative thinkers are at another event in Stockholm. And this are not the same people with the same networks. I know because I have been to both. Here my idea is to create an event where the two worlds can meet. An unconference with focus the social and the Networking. To create new exiting enterprises.
A Vision is something you can Envision. To picture in your mind. This is because sight is our primary sensory system. The brain tries to imagine what it will envision next. Then it asks the eyes if this is the correct vision.
A vision is complex picture in your mind. Let’s create one to be proud of together 🙂
Here politicians, venture capitalists, scientist and entrepreneurs must create this vision of the future together.