So far, so good?
Or too soon to tell.
We’re only into the second week of 2023, so it’s too soon to tell if we’re making progress on our plans yet, but let’s check that we’re off to a good start.
Presumably, we have defined our reasonably ambitious goals and objectives for the year and we have a plan to accomplish them. Now comes the hard part – implementing the plan.
We need more than an Action Plan with names, dates and budgets assigned to it. We need to clearly communicate the guiding mission, vision, and values that were applied to the plan. We need to ensure that everyone who is required to participate in the implementation has also participated in the development of the plan; understands the rationale for the decisions and choices that were made; and is committed to supporting the implementation of the plan.
If you can check-off those items, then you're off to a good start. There’s still time to correct any deficiencies and a good start does not guarantee a good finish, but it does improve the odds. Have a good Year!
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Del Chatterson, your Uncle Ralph
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