As a COO it is crucial that you know how the entrepreneur or CEO sees the future of the company so that you can map out how to grow. You need to be clear about the CEOs vision for the company in order to do your job.
The real fix for that is called Vivid Vision.
The Vivid Vision is a four or five-page document that takes all of the ideas out of the mind of the CEO and gets them onto paper. This document is essential not only for the COO but for all the employees, the vendors, anyone who has anything to do with the company – including customers.
Having a Vivid Vision allows the COO to make plans necessary to make that vision a reality.
We also talk a lot about Vivid Vision in the COO Alliance. If you want to learn more and apply to become a member, you can click here.