BW Team Advance and Goal Planning
In early Q3 2020, we held an offsite Team Advance retreat where we strategically planned for the rest of 2020 and beyond! Team BW has held numerous retreats over the years, and they get better every time. Research has shown that taking healthy breaks and vacations boosts overall productivity. Being in a new space solely dedicated to a certain project or task has helped our team gain focus and Stakeholders to feel dedicated to the cause. More focus leads to more productivity.
We got into a creative mindset by viewing a motivational video from David Goggins, FIRE & PASSION, which I highly recommend that you watch.”
We used Lululemon’s “Vision, Mission, and Goals” worksheet and each stakeholder set their own 10-year vision and their goals to support their vision. The process helped each of us create a clear picture of our ideal future and what it will take to get us there. Jumping 10 years into the future inspires you to dream big because it removes the constraints of time, money, and knowledge.
The vision and goal exercise allowed us to create a picture of who we are and what we will have achieved in the next 10 years. We documented our individual visions and goals and then posted them in the office where we can all be reminded of where we want to go while assisting each other in getting there.
After our Team Advance retreat, we were ready to get down to business and felt we had reconnected with each other.
According to a study conducted by the Harvard Business Review, teammates who connect directly with each other — and not just the team leader — work more efficiently and with greater overall success. Which is why our retreat was perfect for fostering greater cooperation in working toward our individual and team goals.