Friday, October 16, 2009
SPLASHSCAPE on STRATEGIC VISIONING via LIFESCAPING, another masterpiece from Dilip Mukerjea
Yesterday afternoon, Dilip & I put our heads together - we spent almost five hours at my place - to craft a lifescaping journey for businesspeople & professionals to move a wish to its fullfillment or a concept to its realisation.
The end product is a global, whole-systems, gestalt-provoking Splashscape, as Dilip likes to call it, for the strategic visioning process.
It captures all the salient elements of a strategic plan, irrespective of whether it is for business or life design, graphically & in vibrant colours, starting from the lessons of the past & current realities, through environmental scan, vulnerability & opportunity audit & envisioning possibilities, all the way to the future state, plus scenario exploration, probing critical uncertainties, as well as preparing contingency plans.
Traditionally, a strategic plan for business is often a 200-300 page document, nicely bound & always looking good on an office shelf, or as a desktop decoration, but hardly ever referred to, except when required in a mandatory annual review, once it is done.
Imagine you have your strategic plan captured in an exciting lifescaping journey on a SplashScape, with all the pertinent inputs, printed to say an exploded AO sized poster & placed on the wall.
It becomes a gallery walk every working day for the whole company - the boss, executives & all down the line, including the cleaner lady & the little guy in the guardhouse.
Remember, a picture speaks a thousand words!
Also, as much as 90% of all the information inputs that entered our mind in a lifetime are often captured via visual images.
Thus, continual monitoring of progress & growth in a strategic plan - showing the visual pathway - becomes a breeze for everyone.
Think about it, of its potency to create excitement & joy of working together to pursue a common vision.
For personal application within the context of a life design, the emotional driving forces can be captured in the SplashScape, as part of lessons from the past, just before one embarks on a lifescaping journey.
If you are keen to learn the tools of strategic visioning via 'Lifescaping', please check out the next schedule for the 'Lifescaping' seminars conducted by Dilip under the auspices of the Singapore Institute of Management.