Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Do we need a vision?
[Picture of me during company's yearly meeting. Smiling. Does that mean we are doing okay? Yes, we are!]
One of the things that I do in my company is providing vision and direction. Even though we are a small start-up company, we have a yearly meeting. During this meeting I talk about our vision. In my opinion, company without direction is like a (star) ship without direction. Lost (in space?).
A few days ago, I was browsing books at Singapore's National Library when my eyes struck on Louis V. Gerstner's book "Who Says Elephant Can't Dance?" There is a sentence in the inside sleeve that bothers me:
"The last thing IBM needs right now is a vision"
Boom! What does it mean? Not having reading the book I do not understand what he means. (I wanted to read the book, but right now I already have more then a dozen books waiting to be read. In due time I will read it.)
The question is, "when do we need a vision and when do we don't?" Can somebody give me a pointer?
at 3:45 PM