Now is your chance to utilise the fresh holiday eyes to rethink the big questions in your business – or in your professional work life.
Last week, we republished our post on the “Vuja De” concept: the reverse cousin of Deja Vu, which is all about experiencing something for the first time, even if you’ve seen it 1,000 times before.
If you haven’t already read the post, you can find it here: https://lolle-nielsen.com/post/did-you-vuja-de-after-your-vacation-2/
But why are we republishing this post, you might ask? Because there’s a unique opportunity to experience Vuja De when we unplug for a few weeks and go on holiday over the summer.
That’s why we make a point of actively utilising the return from the break. We try to ask the important questions so that we can look at familiar issues with fresh eyes:
Are we returning to a mission – or are we just going back on the hamster wheel? Overall, is the company on a mission and how do we feel about that mission? If we are not on a mission, can we create that mission for ourselves and for the company? And does the mission we have formulated actually work in everyday life?
Momentum for a fresh direction
We’ve experienced several times in the past that a holiday has changed a project conceptually – provided, of course, that you’re at the point in the process where it can be done.
This year, we wanted to challenge the pause and use the fresh eyes to ask some bigger and loftier questions.
Specifically, we have decided that we must have climate and environmental ambitions for all new projects. We must insist on this, and post-holiday Vuja De is a good time to rethink how we do this in practice.
Holidays provide fresh eyes that you can use to tweak ongoing projects and strategies when you start again. It’s always a difficult decision to do something radically different, but a holiday provides the momentum to start in a fresh direction.