June 1 • Future Forming
When I work with organizations, I'm often asked to help them solve problems. One of my first challenges is to get them to think about something other than problems. I help them shift their attention to what things would be like if they were exactly how they wished they would be. Now, I don’t mean pie in the sky kinds of wishes. They need to be wishes that feel just familiar enough to imagine they might really happen – that they actually can see themselves and their people in those futures. That’s true whether you are a huge corporation or an LLC.
Once you have an attractive, even compelling, vision of the future, there still need to be ways that keep you moving toward it — that the day to day doesn’t chip away at the feasibility of the dream. How many of us let our own personal dreams fade as we meet with resistance? How many of us have observed that business goals seem to drift? How do we keep them alive, vibrant and full of life?
My guest is Cees Hoogendijk, (pronounced Case Hoogen-dike) He is Founder of Appreciative Inquiry Academy, CFO of Constructive (Un)conferences, and Thinking Partner in Strategic Organization Development. He says that his mission is humanization of organization. Now, that’s something I can get behind. I’m always reminding people that organizations are actually made up of people and wouldn’t be organizations without people. They aren’t people, but they are made up of them. Cees calls it the humanization of organization.
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