Management Tip of the Day – Team Building At Work With Future Boards


We should do “future boards” as a team building activity.

The idea is to create a present reminder of what you would like to unfold in your future, using pictures, words, or whatever best represents the idea. Some call it a vision or goal board. It is simply a visual representation of the things that inspire you and that you want to manifest in your life. You hang it where you will see it daily.

The good thing about doing this activity as a team is you learn what’s most important for people. Sometimes you can help them with their goals or at the very least encourage them to keep working on them. It could be a work-related goal such as selling a particular account or a earning a promotion. It could be a picture of a car / dream house. It could be a life adventure such as a trip to visit Tibet. It might even be all of the above.

it is a great way to connect. you can put them on desks as reminders and it helped other people in the organization know what we were interested in as well.

How to create a future board for yourself, your team or your organization:

1. Get a cork board and start collecting pictures, papers and things to represent the people, places and activities you desire in your life. Cut out quotes or words that represent inspiration for you.

Some questions to ask yourself if you’re stuck:

  • Why am I thinking about my future?
  • What do I want to accomplish?
  • How do I want to feel? How do I visually represent that?
  • Where do I want to live?
  • What makes me happy?
  • Why do I get out of bed in the morning?
  • What goals do I have for my personal health or well-being?
  • What inspires me?

2. Attach the items to your board and use more paper, sticky notes or marker to attach visible meaning to the items.

3. Rinse and repeat (or change as needed to keep yourself energized!).

Future boarding allows you to crystallize your thoughts about your future, inspire yourself AND at the same time teach others about you.

Creating your future board, u will have more positive thoughts about your future, and more ideas for reaching your goals. So give it a try!

Would love to see pictures of your future boards!!!!!!!!!!!


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