Annual Planning… with Feeling!

By: Jessica WishartWed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

As we dive head-first into Annual Planning season, I was helping to review our Do-It-Yourself materials that we provide for Rhythm clients who lead their own planning sessions.  One of the exercises we recommend for clients to do as they develop Key Initiatives for the year ahead is called Destination Postcard.  During this exercise, clients are asked to tap into their imaginations.  We ask them to imagine stepping into a time machine and picture themselves at this time next year reflecting back on the great year they've just completed.  From the vantage point of the future, we ask them to write an inspiring postcard to themselves detailing how it feels to reflect on the year, and then fill out the picture with a handful of things that happened to make the year so great.  The specific things that happened to create a great year are the beginning of the brainstorming list for the company's annual priorities.

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Topics: Annual Planning, Destination Postcard