It is always interesting to observe people as they process and comment on the latest innovation, change, proposal or challenge.

Do they tell a story of the thing that they do and how that activity will become incrementally better, or worse? This is mission-focused thinking. This is how the things we already do become better, faster, cleaner, or more predictable over time.

Alternatively, do they tell a story of transformation, of connection, of purpose, of the opportunity to change habits and beliefs and to produce better outcomes at scale? This is the domain of the visionary thinker. This is where paradigm shifts occur.

There is value in both styles of thinking. If we are all dreamy visionaries, the world as we know it stalls. If we never challenge the status quo, then true innovation suffers. A healthy balance and intersection is ideal.

It is not mission or vision, it is mission and vision.

Do they complement each other or do you find it challenging to balance the practicalities of the here-and-now with the leap-of-faith that is sometimes required to glimpse at a new reality.

#innovation #transformation #mission #vision #opportunity #change #visionary #future #challenges #visionvsmission #refineddata

Published On: November 17th, 2021 / Categories: Short Read / Tags: , , , , , , /

Share This Story

About Refined Data

Refined Data develops EHS, ESG and Insurance management software for the Commercial, Retail and Multifamily real estate sector. With more than 3,500 buildings representing more than a quarter billion square feet on the platform, Refined Data has delivered award-winning value to leading real estate companies for over a decade.   Please contact us to learn more.

About the Author: Brhum Bhatia