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Is your vision inviting?

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Is the Vision for your organization inviting? How about the Vision for your product, team, or self? Can others freely participate in moving the ideas forward? Can they self-organize to gain achievements? Join this session to learn about how the Inviting Vision approach can help you, your team, or your organization achieve amazing outcomes. Great things happen when you use the power of passionate people, invitation-based leadership, and the Inviting Vision approach.

Agile Coaching Journeys - January 07, 2020 presentation.

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Is your vision inviting?

  1. 1. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Is your vision inviting? @darrenterrell us@InvitingVision.org www.linkedin.com/in/darrenterrell Darren Terrell
  2. 2. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Author, The Little Prince
  3. 3. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org People are smart.
  4. 4. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org The scope for today’s dialog is focused around organizational vision. The Inviting Vision approach can be used for teams, clubs, personally, and families.
  5. 5. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Forming a vision typically starts like a game of Vision Scrabble, a random collection of words
  6. 6. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Solution Next Gen Innovation Service
  7. 7. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Solution Next Gen Maximize Shareholder Profit Industry Leader Innovation Exceed Expectations Service
  8. 8. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Disruptor Solution Next Gen Provider of Choice Future-proof Maximize Shareholder Profit Industry Leader Innovation Exceed Expectations Maximum Value Service
  9. 9. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Best-in-class Disruptor Solution Next Gen Provider of Choice Future-proof Highest Quality Maximize Shareholder Profit Industry Leader Innovation Trusted Partner Exceed Expectations Maximum Value Service Platform
  10. 10. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Let’s review the Vision for some real companies
  11. 11. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org To distinguish [redacted] as an admired multinational financial services leader, trusted partner, and provider of innovative solutions for growing and protecting wealth. Real Company Vision #1
  12. 12. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Our vision is to set the standard of excellence among insurance providers by being innovative, being financially strong, and exceeding customer expectations. We will attract and retain the very best employees and agents to help us achieve this goal. Real Company Vision #2
  13. 13. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org To be the company of choice for our associates, agents, and policyholders. Real Company Vision #3
  14. 14. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Uninspiring vision presented in a town hall
  15. 15. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Employees show their enthusiasm
  16. 16. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Middle Management gives their support
  17. 17. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Line Managers drive the vision
  18. 18. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Is this the best way to unleash passionate people? Let’s look at the data.
  19. 19. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org 40% Millennial Employees Connected to Vision (Gallup, 2016)
  20. 20. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org <10% Employees Can answer these two questions (our experience) What is your organization’s vision? (without looking it up) How do you contribute to the vision?
  21. 21. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org 68% Employees Disengaged USA (Gallup, 2016)
  22. 22. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org 87% Disengaged Employees Worldwide (Gallup, 2016)
  23. 23. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org A good Vision will usually have these things: 1. Why / Purpose 2. Clarity for All 3. Timespan 4. Big Valuable Idea (don’t focus on how to get there)
  24. 24. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Provide the death benefit before the funeral so loved ones can focus on what matters most in their time of grief. Is this a good Vision?
  25. 25. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Provide the death benefit before the funeral so loved ones can focus on what matters most in their time of grief. Is this a good Vision? - Purpose?
  26. 26. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Provide the death benefit before the funeral so loved ones can focus on what matters most in their time of grief. Is this a good Vision? - Purpose? - Clarity?
  27. 27. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Provide the death benefit before the funeral so loved ones can focus on what matters most in their time of grief. Is this a good Vision? - Purpose? - Clarity? - Time?
  28. 28. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Provide the death benefit before the funeral so loved ones can focus on what matters most in their time of grief. Is this a good Vision? - Purpose? - Clarity? - Time? - Big Idea?
  29. 29. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org It’s kind of like this…
  30. 30. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org It’s kind of like this… We don’t know where to go
  31. 31. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org It’s kind of like this… We don’t know where to go We don’t know the rules
  32. 32. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org It’s kind of like this… We don’t know where to go We don’t know the rules We don’t know where we fit
  33. 33. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org “Shall we play a game?”
  34. 34. The Game Board
  35. 35. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org WHY
  36. 36. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Provide the death benefit before the funeral so loved ones can focus on what matters most in their time of grief. What we had before is a good Focal Point for the Vision
  37. 37. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Provide the death benefit before the funeral so loved ones can focus on what matters most in their time of grief. It is a good Focal Point for the Vision ...for a Mind Map What we had before is a good Focal Point for the Vision
  38. 38. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Provide the death benefit before the funeral so loved ones can focus on what matters most in their time of grief. Time: 3 years (long-term) Rapid delivery of benefit (3 days or less) Need easy notification process Intuitive website to give updates Streamlined verification process Personal delivery of check (w/ flowers) Pull from Health Dept web services Update back- office processes for adjudication Purposeful Vision Update payment processes Is partial payment before full verification an option? Sally Senior - Retired - Married 65 yrs - Husband just passed - Fixed income - Limited cash available - Fearful of $ future Andy Adjudicator - 15 yr employee - Strict legal reqs - Too many interrupts - Too many screens Built-in grief support Offer financial support Modernize IT systems Automated testing New shiny platform Setup lightweight process for less than $15k Focus on WHAT not HOW
  39. 39. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Provide the death benefit before the funeral so loved ones can focus on what matters most in their time of grief. Purposeful Vision Focal Point Mind Map (Visual) Write the Story (several pages) After the initial pass is completed and the story is written, go back and update the visual representation (Mind Map). Then update the Focal Point if needed. The artifacts represent the Vision. They provide the Why and give a path.
  40. 40. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org WHAT CYCLE
  41. 41. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Guiding Values & Principles Values “Values are beliefs and opinions that people hold regarding specific issues or ideas, and are ultimately internal, subjective, and malleable. They may change as demands or needs change. If a given belief or opinion is something that might be altered if the conditions are right, then it’s a value.” (Norris, 2017) Principles “[Principles] create a timeless sense of purpose and to shape the overall mission of your life. Establishing a set of principles creates a compass to which you can refer whenever something is in doubt or you need to take a stand or evaluate any particular opportunity, behavior, or situation.” (Norris, 2017) Reference: https://medium.com/the-mission/the-difference-between-principles-and-values-789b95452422
  42. 42. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Guiding Values Example Quick - To communicate. To respond. To solve. Innovative - In our products. Our technology. Our thinking. Nimble - We challenge. We adapt. We bend, never break. Sensible - We listen. We weigh all sides. We are prudent. Reliable - We are dependable. Steady. The calm inside the storm. Tech-Savvy - We are efficient. Effective. Easy to do business with. Respected - By our agents. Our policyholders. Our team. The industry. Real Company Values
  43. 43. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Guiding Values Example Quick - To communicate. To respond. To solve. Innovative - In our products. Our technology. Our thinking. Nimble - We challenge. We adapt. We bend, never break. Sensible - We listen. We weigh all sides. We are prudent. Reliable - We are dependable. Steady. The calm inside the storm. Tech-Savvy - We are efficient. Effective. Easy to do business with. Respected - By our agents. Our policyholders. Our team. The industry. Real Company Values Does this leave you guessing?
  44. 44. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Guiding Values Example jobs.netflix.com/culture Judgement - You make wise decisions despite ambiguity - You identify root causes, and get beyond treating symptoms - You think strategically, and can articulate what you are, and are not, trying to do - You are good at using data to inform your intuition - You make decisions based on the long term, not near term Courage - You say what you think, when it’s in the best interest of Netflix, even if it is uncomfortable - You make tough decisions without agonizing - You take smart risks and are open to possible failure - You question actions inconsistent with our values - You are able to be vulnerable, in search of truth 2 of 10 Netflix Values Notice the difference?
  45. 45. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Guiding Principles Examples Reference: https://modernagile.org Modern Agile
  46. 46. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Boundaries When boundaries are not defined, people will: 1) create their own – cautiously restrictive, 2) choose inaction – from fear or 3) hit invisible boundaries - frustrating. Having these in place will empower people to make great decisions, take quick actions in a smart risk way.
  47. 47. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Boundaries Examples There are virtually no spending controls and few contract signing controls. Each employee is expected to seek advice and perspective as appropriate. “Use good judgment” is our core precept. There can be no increase in OPEX spending. Real Company Boundary
  48. 48. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Boundaries What could some Boundaries typical for organizations?
  49. 49. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Boundaries Vision without current reality is pointless. - Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline
  50. 50. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Achievements ...are NOT participation trophies
  51. 51. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Achievements Being busy is not a measure of being successful
  52. 52. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org What are the elements of an achievement: 1. Valuable / meaningful 2. Success defined 3. Aligns to the Vision 4. Measurable 5. Keep small enough to meet #1 (think Goldilocks) Achievements
  53. 53. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Achievements Example Achievement Start Project Migration Process Is this a good Achievement? - Valuable / meaningful - Success defined - Aligns to the Vision - Measurable - Keep small (Goldilocks)
  54. 54. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Achievements Example Achievement Create New Service Landing Page with Email Subscription Is this a good Achievement? - Valuable / meaningful - Success defined - Aligns to the Vision - Measurable - Keep small (Goldilocks)
  55. 55. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Achievements Example Achievement Move All Assets to the Cloud Is this a good Achievement? - Valuable / meaningful - Success defined - Aligns to the Vision - Measurable - Keep small (Goldilocks)
  56. 56. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Achievements What do you think are some good achievements for your organization?
  57. 57. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Achievements “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” - Zig Ziglar
  58. 58. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Achievements Pro Tip: You can use Mind Maps to define an Achievement (use can also use the Vision Mind Map created in the first step to get started)
  59. 59. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Enablers Bonuses in the Inviting Game Enablers are designed to allow enrolled and compliant to participate. (Learning Center example)
  60. 60. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Invitation, Leadership, Community Invitation - A trusting and respectful way to engage people by transferring some authority to them. It is okay for people to opt out. Leadership - Will emerge from all levels when authority and empowerment are given. Formally authorized leaders can lead by example and promote the emergent. I can’t hear you your actions are too loud. Community - The sense of belonging and ability to have dialog are what is special about the community. People will look to how others act.
  61. 61. Repeat WHAT Cycle
  62. 62. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Repeat the WHAT Cycle Repeat the WHAT Cycle with inviting community. Any empowering facilitation format can be used. For a team, try using Lean Coffee For a couple of teams (or a large team), then maybe World Cafe For a score or more of people, we find Open Space
  63. 63. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Enablement Team Team focused on helping others The team can be formed in the beginning of the Vision formation. It can also be delayed, but no later than the kickoff of the HOW Cycle. Needs enough role power to remove impediments and relationship power to move the herd. The team should be small and is not static.
  64. 64. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Proceedings from WHAT Cycle Captured Learnings During the WHAT Cycle, dialog and learnings are captured. These artifacts are sent out to everyone who was invited, not just those who enrolled. This happens immediately at the end of the WHAT Cycle.
  65. 65. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org HOW CYCLE
  66. 66. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Play & Learn Play - Inviting Vision is built using the mechanics of a game. Although, that isn’t enough. People need to have fun and play during the experiments. Learn - The purpose of experiments is to learn. During the HOW Cycle, learning should focus on learning as a team - gaining a shared understanding.
  67. 67. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Experiments Attributes of Good Experiments Hypothesis - We should have an idea what we are trying to learn in the experiment. Action Triggers - Defining triggers for the experiments to be performed greatly increases chances of success. The teams doing the experiments should define who, where and when. A simple structure goes a long way. Checklist / Backlog - Defining the work to be performed before starting gives greater transparency and success. One - Focusing on a single team works best.
  68. 68. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Information Radiators Can be simple or more complex
  69. 69. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Feedback Loops We have found that having a regular feedback loop with the Enablement Team and interested parties improves success.
  70. 70. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Work Challenge Keeps alignment on the Vision by not working on dark work. Respects people's time. Can rollup until satisfied.
  71. 71. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Proceedings from HOW Cycle Captured Learnings Learnings captured during the HOW Cycle will be distributed before the next WHAT Cycle begins. The sending of these proceedings concludes the HOW Cycle. The WHAT Cycle will follow because it is an infinite loop
  72. 72. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Nesting Organization Department Team Self
  73. 73. © 2020, Darren Terrell and Diana Williamsus@invitingvision.org | www.InvitingVision.org Q & A

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