How clearly do we define our ambitions for the future?
How well is our vision understood?
Have we included our learning and/or participatory programme?
We have a written vision statement that clearly outlines our artistic and organisational aspirations for the future.
Our vision informs everything that we do.
The community in which we work understands and, if appropriate, has contributed to our vision.
Mindtools is a website providing management, leadership & career training and a range of tools and resources on a number of management subjects. Access to many of these requires a subscription of US$1 per month. However, many articles are available free online. An eBook containing all its online tools is available for download for around US$20.
A series of tools and processes for making good decisions, including Pareto analysis (choosing what to change).
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is an organisation which "gives voice and support to civil society" by supporting the voluntary and community sectors with advice and information.
Advice on strategy and managing change.
Third Sector Foresight is a National Council for Voluntary Organisations website, offering strategic insight and planning tools for the UK voluntary and community sector, including key drivers influencing the sector.
This takes you through a process of making sense of your environment through strategic analysis, including how to carry out a PEST (political, environmental, social, technological) impact analysis.
The Value Based Management (VBM) site is a library of explanation of management methods, models and theories, giving succinct outlines of numerous approaches under five headings: 'Strategy- Value Creation'; 'Valuation- Decision Making'; 'Organisation - Change - Culture'; 'Communication - Marketing'; and 'Leadership - Management'. The sections are cross-referenced. The links at the bottom of each column take you to the 12manage site. No log-in or registration is required for VBM.
This link takes you to an explanation of the Balanced Score Card method of Kaplan and Norton, which enables organisations to translate vision and strategy into implementation, working from the financial, customer, business and learning/growth perspectives.
The Value Creation Index, a tool designed to quantify the link between an organisation's non-financial performance and its market valuation. This includes looking at innovation, brand value and environmental and community issues, among other things.