2nd Anniversary Superlatives: Building A Shared Vision

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.

  • Purposeful
  • Creative with a purpose
  • A place where we make each other better
  • Space for radical changes/moments
  • Valued as individuals
  • Open communication
  • Intriguing energy
  • Edgy
  • Cutting edge
  • Authentic
  • Straight talk
  • Hard-working and light-hearted