With summer behind us, and while that time was totally enjoyable, I can honestly say that I love Fall. To me Fall is about planning (perhaps the highly intensive juggle of school schedules ignites this!). I also like to use Fall for imagining, dreaming and looking to the future.
With the team back in full strength it is easy to bring our momentum back into its optimal groove to capitalize on the inspirations Fall brings us. Done correctly company meetings and recognition programs can do a lot for team spirit and engagement. The trick is knowing what components make up the right recipe for each team.
One of my favourite ways to keep momentum is through spontaneous meetings. Some of our best breakthroughs have come from them. The free form nature of these catch ups can weigh strongly in favour of keeping momentum ticking along and the wheel turning. As everyone knows, people tend to spark off of each other. And most of the time innovation emerges from groups. The art of spontaneity can co-exist quite nicely with structured meetings as the ‘x’ factor found in spontaneity breaks the doldrums of routine.
I can already hear the wheels in motion! Gotta run! Momentum calls!
photo credit: stefanweihs