You have now commenced your exploration of committing to your social value journey. This is great, so next is to take a deep breath, because its time to remember you are not in a race and there is no time deadline.

You can take as much time as you need to complete your journey, because, as you know, this is not just about using a set of tools, but it is also about learning more about your business. In particular, the impacts you have on both people and places, internally and externally. All of which may not necessarily be at all obvious to you at the moment.

At this stage it is also worth considering how you might blend your learning, from the use of various social value tools, into your business. In particular, you will be using tools that will enable your staff and customers to share, with you, the impact your business has on them. Inevitably, this involves accepting that this is not an add on but rather the way you will be doing business in the future. Over the next few weeks or even months, you may end up modifying the way you do business both internally and externally. But no problem just yet. You have begun your journey, which is great. In our next article we will look at all the other possibilities that are going to be revealed to you. Until next time…………………