It is healthy for teams to
step back occasionally and look to their future.
Doing so will help your team understand its overall target and
purpose for being. This
activity will help your team members reach some kind of consensus about
the teamís ideal future. By
envisioning the ideal or best case scenario a team can renew and
re-commit to excellence.
Step One: Have the team
identify all the different groups, stakeholders, or responsibilities
that are important to its success. List
them on a white board.
Step Two: Divide into pairs
and have each select one or two items from the list generated in step
Step Three: Image your team
in five years. What is the
best case scenario of your teamís interaction and/or relationship with
each stakeholder, group, or responsibility.
Report back to the full team.
Four: Based on the best scenario reports, have the team draw conclusion
about the teamís ideal future. List
them on the board. It is
this ideal vision that should guide your thinking when the team sets it
goals and strategies.