We had a team meeting last month at Floricane World Headquarters – it involved Post-It® Notes. Of course.
I’ve had lots of questions since Floricane began its shift from an individual consultancy to a small consulting firm. One of the bigger ones has been centered around the creation of a plural voice – as in, a Floricane voice that is bigger than my own individual voice.
Well, 36 Post-It Notes later and the writing is on the wall. Literally.
When the six of us sat down in October, I asked everyone to grab a blank sheet of paper and put six Post-Its on it. On the first Post-It, each of us wrote down one word or phrase that captured our best sense of a Floricane we wanted to create. Then we passed the sheet to our left, and wrote down a second word or phrase on the sheet that was handed to us. And a third, and so on.
When all six Post-Its on all six pages we completed, each of us had a sheet of paper with six words or phrases – only one of which was our own idea. We prioritized them, and 12 words emerged as a foundation for the team’s first stab at creating a shared sense of the Floricane culture and voice.
I think they clearly identify the sort of company I want to co-create – and I’m excited to be part of a team that would land such strong concepts.
Here they are. Let us know how we’re doing.
- Creative with a purpose
- A place where we make each other better
- Space for radical changes/moments
- Valued as individuals
- Open communication
- Intriguing energy
- Cutting edge
- Straight talk
- Hard-working and light-hearted