How is a 'Vision' Developed?
Jonathan Swift said, "Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others." That statement is very true to artists, musicians and particularly to business men and women. Why? To have a vision of a company, a product or the way that a company should be managed is the first part of becoming successful. In fact, it can easily be classified as the hardest part. So, how is a vision developed? In order for a vision to be developed, the key player must decide what it is he wants to materialize from that vision. For instance, when writing the vision of a company, what does the company stand for? What is their main goal within their niche? In order to manifest these things, we must first answer the questions.
So, moving on to the next part of how a vision is developed, after having answered these questions, strategic moves must be made in order to assure that you are holding to the vision. If our company stands for the safety of children and for the best customer service available, what kind of strategic moves can we make in order to ensure that these things are happening? One move would be to research and find the safest toys available. Another would be to reject toys which might not be safe. Of course, with unbeatable customer service, the customers have to be shown that they are valuable and appreciated. Perhaps a strategic move in order to accomplish this would be to create customer contests where each one has a chance of winning a free product. Or, giving something away to the best customer each month would also accomplish this. The point is to make those goals and beliefs real and tangible.
Finally, we must maintain these things in order to have our vision continue. Of course, this is true with any situation. Through this example, though, you can see what is needed in order for a vision to truly develop. To recap – You must know what you want in order to develop your vision. Once you know what you want, you must take strategic steps to get what you want until you actually do accomplish your goals. Then, you must act to maintain your vision and keep it real. Whether it's a project within your business, a product, a company itself or anything else, these steps are how you develop a vision.