Vision boards are an excellent way for you to put your goals, hopes and dreams into a vision- literally by mapping them out on a board to inspire you to make them happen. Vision boards may sound "woo woo" and arts & craft-like to some, but in reality, they’ve become an efficient way to realize a goal or desire. Using them in the business world is a great way to become more productive, more successful, just like those who write things down in planners typically obtain greater success. Here is a look at what vision boards are all about and why you may see more success if you utilize them in your business: What is a vision board? A vision board is a tool that can be used in any area of life to clarify your focus on a goal or objective, by having on display images and words that represent what you want to achieve. Since most humans are visual creatures and many times feel inspired through images, creating a vision board is a great way to inspire and also remind people daily of a goal they are supposed to be working towards. Imagine taking the content of an employee's performance assessment and transforming all or some of the big goals into visual on a board. Once completed, it's placed in an area of the individual's work environment where it is visible every day as a reminder. There is Increased commitment and ownership of the goals via the vision board because it's self- created. Worklife balance images can also be integrated in the process, as a means of addressing its importance as well. Sessions last a minimum of two hours and should occur in a stress-free environment. Groups of 30 or less are ideal to encourage conversation, support, exchange and possibly even the discovery of project collaboration opportunities. Follow up sessions to include goal setting strategies, procrastination challenges that effect productivity can also be provided. Here are just a few more fast facts about the power of visuals: 90% of the information we receive to our brains is visual. 93% of our communication is nonverbal. Visuals go immediately into our long-term memory. We remember 80% of what we see, and only 20% of what we read. Seeking to increase productivity, morale, commitment to goals, or to simply include an activity in your work environment outside of the traditional realm of learning offerings? Consider the power of vision boarding for your team, delivered by a former human resources executive very familiar with the importance of having goals met.