Every business holds a vision with a special significance. Writing and telling your employees about your vision is old-fashioned. Now is the trend where your workspace speaks for you. Yes, you heard it right. Now your workspace will speak about your vision. To know how to make your workspace speak of your vision, keep reading…
12 Quick Ways to Convey Your Vision Through Your Workspace
1. They See What You Show
Only your employees, business partners or clients would know what your visions are because they get to know you from close. They enter the office and speak to you. But what about those who are standing out and are wondering to know what is happening inside? Show them what you give and what they are missing. Let your doors speak for you or the entrance exhibit your vision before they plan to enter inside.
2. Start from the Beginning
Small steps together prepare one for a long leap. So, begin from the first step. The moment someone enters your workspace, keep him spellbound of your vision. Make sure the decor and the decorum display your dream. Never forget the steps, if you have any. With every step one climbs, one reaches a different level of understanding and gets prepared for taking up new responsibilities.
3. Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Don’t tell them about your vision, show it to them. Speak about digitalization and maintaining attendance registers for your employees doesn’t mean the same. Begin from digitizing your surroundings for healthy work culture. Do you write about new technologies? Try conducting workshops or working with those technologies for better exposure.
4. Show Flexibility in Your Work Not in Just Words
Do you speak of flexible workspace and timings but never follow or create one? If you need productive employees who can work for all those long hours and give good quality results, then make it comfortable and flexible for them. Flexible workspace and timings are not that bad, and in turn, prove to be quite productive.
5. Together We Grow, Divided We Fall
Learn and create opportunities for others at work to learn. This will create an ambiance of togetherness in learning. Growing together means all standing at the same level and gaining more opportunities. This is a win-win for both- the organization and the employees. This will also provide a better opportunity to work for employees and a better client relationship for the organization.
6. Value Everyone’s Views
Giving others an opportunity to speak and valuing what they speak is very important. This creates a friendly work culture where there is freedom of expression. Everyone can come up with new ideas that can help in the betterment/development of the company.
Place some frames with motivational quotes or your vision around the rooms. Plant some trees in the surroundings to maintain calmness and greenery. You talk about innovation, try innovating a wall of your office by painting it with your vision. Your employees are more like your family? Capture your work-fun pictures and decorate a wall. Draw your vision into designs for mugs and mats, notepads and hats.
8. Become Someone Everyone Can Follow
Work hard on yourself so your employees can look up to you. Be an enthusiast learner so they can be like you. Want them to be disciplined and punctual? Show them how to be one. You want them to work with perfection? Become their ideal of perfection. When you just tell them, it may sound bossy, but when you work with them, it shows your leadership quality.
9. Discussing with Peers Is Never Bad
If you have some issues with anyone or need a suggestion, then don’t hesitate to discuss it. Because one mind can have one idea, but when many brainstorm together, one can get a million ideas. Conducting group activities once in a while lets you know if everyone is on the right track towards the same vision and if anyone needs a push from the back of a hand to pull up.
10. Don’t Look Down
One should never look down on others. It may not be you, but make sure your peers don’t do that to others too. In an organization, where a hierarchy is followed at work, the same hierarchy shouldn’t be followed for treating each other. Because together you all work for the same organization’s betterment and at the same time, stand equally in the same place.
11. Communicate Your Vision
Now is the time to communicate your vision. When you have completed all the possible ways to display your vision through your work and work culture, speak about it. Let people hear it from your mouth. Be it your employees, friends or acquaintances, express your views regarding your vision whenever you get an opportunity.
This will help more and more people hear, talk, and know about you. Also, make a note that you speak with your body language too. Show them how enthusiastic you are regarding your vision, how serious you are when you say you need to achieve it and how determined you are when you say you want to work for it.
12. Live Your Vision
Yes, you heard it right. As that you have done all that is needed to inculcate your vision in others and communicate it to others, now it is your turn. Live up to your vision to show people that you follow what you say and motivate them to do the same too. By living your vision, you increase the impact it makes on others by watching you do the same.
A vision is a futuristic image of your business. It is where you want to see your company stand in the coming years. It is a goal that you and your employees have decided to work for. It must include the values of the company, the morals, and ethics the company is built on. Such a vision should be displayed to the world through your eyes, the eyes of the one who dreamt it from scratch. Let your workspace express your vision and speak for itself.
Summing it up
We had looked into how important is it to communicate your vision and how to make your workspace speak your vision. Following the above mentioned 12 tips, one can communicate their vision through their workspace.