November 16, 2017
Next week is Thanksgiving. This starts the unofficial transition to the end of the calendar year and starts a sense of urgency to bring 2017 projects and objectives to completion. Sales targets can either be surpassed or fall short. Operational improvements can be launched or missed being completed putting off better efficiencies into next year.
While all of this end of year business energy takes place, there is also the increase in distractions from holiday activities. It is great that these holiday festivities are worked into the business. It allows for staff along with their families to enjoy this time of year. It is also important that these important holiday activities are aligned with remaining committed to the overall performance and business objectives.
For leaders it means the focusing on bringing 2017 to a positive close and launching 2018 with momentum. This transition is critical to each of these years performance. Your plan for 2017 is all but frozen and the objective is delivering on those goals. Your plan for 2018 should be well defined and beginning to solidify so that your energies are on closing out 2017 and not being spread too thin while still having to craft 2018 on the fly.
This coming week prior to the holiday, set aside about 30 minutes to revisit and firm up 2018. It is easy to say that you will have time after Thanksgiving to get to it. Unfortunately, for many leaders, upon arriving back the week after the holiday, your attention will be focused on the end of 2017. Therefore the time to package 2018 objectives, plans, goals and strategies becomes all the more important to lock in place sooner rather than later.
A little behind on your 2018 plan or need a solid review of your plan? Call JKL Associates at (313) 527-7945 for some insights which can enable greater success.
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