If you’re not approaching your Annual Planning process by asking your staff what you should start, stop, and keep doing, I strongly recommend you START doing it.Read More
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Tuesday a high school class mate of mine decided to have a colonoscopy performed for the second time. I’ve written about Steve before in It Starts With the Right People. He let me know late Tuesday he is still the perfect asshole!Read More
Organizational direction in your company can come in several forms. I’m going to divide them into the emotional and objective since they serve two different but critical purposes. On the emotional side we look at what might be labeled as “Strategic Statement of Values.” On the opposite side, the objective is the Strategic Objective Statement which produces the Strategy Statement we’ve discussed in previous blogs.
Right now you should be deep into your annual planning or already have completed it. In preparing our coaching clients for annual planning we always ask the company to complete a short five question employee survey to gather information. Questions include what the company should start, stop and keep doing. (Send me an email Employee Survey if you’d like these five questions.) Discovery like this is important for the business in looking ahead. Remember the movie “Titanic?” “Iceberg dead ahead?” Many times the people at the tactical level of our business know much more than we give them credit for, and frequently they see the obstacles, challenges and opportunities far better than we or our mangers and departments heads can.