First Assignment -- Visioning Exercise
Homework for PlanetMath board members and other key stakeholders:
To launch you into the next phase of the strategic planning process, we will start with a Visioning exercise in which you will spell out your vision for the future.
Close your eyes, imagine that is April of 2010. (Or if a one- or two- year time period feels more appropriate, tell us so. We recommend against extending your vision beyond three years, because technology and other unpredictable changes are likely to be, well, unpredictable.)
Envision that PlanetMath, as a result of its effective strategic planning and other hard work, has arrived at all of its goals. What does that mean? What does it look like? How has PlanetMath changed/improved? What funding streams have developed? In how many languages is the Encyclopedia now available? What does your online community look like? What new stakeholder groups have emerged? What is the average age of your users/community members? What kind of paid staff does the organization now have? Where are you housed? Who are your strategic partners? And so on.
Allow yourself to actually walk through this PlanetMath of the future. Is your role with the organization still the same? Visualize/experience the success of PlanetMath.
Write down what your future vision of PlanetMath is and be prepared to share it. IMPORTANT: Please complete the exercise by Thursday, Mar. 29.
Do not post the results of your Visioning until further notice; we will be assigning you a partner, with whom you will work through an Aligning of Vision exercise. (More on that later.)
If you have not already done so, please email us your email address and phone number, so we can communicate with each of you off-line in order to set up the next phase of our process.
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