Time to share your Dou­glas vi­sion

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

A GROUP of pas­sion­ate, lo­cal busi­ness own­ers got to­gether with the in­ten­tion to gen­er­ate con­cepts and ideas that help get­ting Port Dou­glas back on track.

The need for real change seems ev­i­dent and the tim­ing right.

Change in­cludes ef­forts from all ar­eas of our busi­ness com­mu­nity.

The whole is greater than the sum of all parts.

With our con­tri­bu­tion we aim to com­ple­ment the ef­forts of the Port Dou­glas Cham­ber of Com­merce and Tourism Port Dou­glas Dain­tree.

We listed a num­ber of steps that seem to be most ur­gent.

Top of the list is the cre­ation of a shared vi­sion for the Dou­glas busi­ness com­mu­nity.

Without such a vi­sion all other ac­tiv­i­ties will prob­a­bly lack fo­cus and there­fore even­tu­ally fail.

How can we de­fine what kind of struc­ture we need for lead­er­ship and busi­ness de­vel­op­ment if we don’t have a shared im­age of what this re­gion stands for and what it wants to be in 10 years time?

How can we de­fine valid ob­jec­tives if we haven’t yet agreed where th­ese shall lead us to.

How can we dis­cuss what funds we need from whom without know­ing what our prod­uct is go­ing to look like in 2022?

We be­lieve that it is ab­so­lutely vi­tal that the busi­ness com­mu­nity of Port Dou­glas de­fines its own vi­sion first be­fore other ac­tions to­wards change are taken. Let us know what you think.

Vi­sions by na­ture are some­what gen­eral and they paint a pic­ture of what one aims to achieve at some point in the fu­ture.

How­ever, it is writ­ten as if one has al­ready achieved it.

We have been guided by ex­am­ples of other cities and com­pa­nies around the world.

Our brief vi­sion is sup­ported by guid­ing prin­ci­ples.

The group de­vel­oped a vi­sion draft that aims to cover all nec­es­sary as­pects and chal­lenges.

This vi­sion does not claim to be the one and only.

This draft aims at kick­ing off a dis­cus­sion among busi­nesses of how the fi­nal shared vi­sion should look like.

A Face­book page has been set up to col­lect con­struc­tive com­ments and ideas.

We sug­gest not to look too much at se­man­tics but to al­ways keep the big­ger pic­ture in mind.

We have shared this vi­sion draft with the cham­ber and TPDD first and have ba­si­cally re­ceived pos­i­tive feed­back.

Please fol­low this link to the Face­book Page, read the draft and leave your com­ments on the wall: http://www. face­book.com/Re­vi­tal­izePortDou­glas.

Once a vi­sion shared by most has been es­tab­lished the chal­lenge lies in the work to achieve this goal.

By mov­ing to­wards the vi­sion change au­to­mat­i­cally will hap­pen.

We did the first step - now we need your in­put to take the next. its vi­brant, creative com­mu­nity by tak­ing care of its guid­ing prin­ci­ples. This for­mer fishing vil­lage has peo­ple com­ing from all over the world to stay or visit. Our busi­ness com­mu­nity prides it­self not only on its in­ter­ac­tive na­ture but also on be­ing able to of­fer the best in prod­ucts, ser­vices and most im­por­tantly, cus­tomer care. We strive for that ab­so­lute cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion that can only come from our be­lief in our core val­ues, which are - re­spect, in­tegrity, ser­vice, fair­ness, hon­esty, re­li­a­bil­ity, re­spon­si­bil­ity and in­no­va­tion. Based on Port Dou­glas’ in­her­ent vil­lage at­mos­phere and car­ing char­ac­ter its res­i­dents are driven by hap­pi­ness, au­then­tic­ity and by a sin­gle-minded pas­sion to share their lit­tle par­adise with oth­ers by cre­at­ing life-long mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ences.

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