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Transformational Journey Map

Transformational Journey Map

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Transformational Journey Map refers to team members mapping the team’s journey from the current state to the ideal future state and planning steps on the journey. Envisioning that “ideal future state” is the first step in being on a transformational journey together. The following is a four-step process for mapping out a shared transformational journey for a team, business, or organization.

  1. A Vision for a Better Future: What is the ideal future state you’re working toward?
  2. The Urgent Need for Change: What is the current state, including the gaps and constraints?
  3. Priorities for Tomorrow: Given those gaps and that ideal, what are your priorities from today to tomorrow? How can you get your immediate needs met? What initiatives will drive horizontal optimization of your current state?
  4. Breakthroughs to the Future: What are the breakthroughs you’re targeting to move from tomorrow to the future? What do we need to learn? What skills do we need to master? What initiatives or ahead-of-the-curve investments will drive vertical transformation?

If you’re not aligned around these four elements, you’re not on a transformational journey together. Once you are aligned around these, the team truly comes into focus. And it removes the anxiety that change often creates. See Primary Constraints. This links to the Driving Focus crucial conversation.

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