It sounds so easy, but aren’t we all a little bit fearful of the end of something. Face it, all of us are going to die someday. Sorry, to go morbid, but I’ve learned that you really need this type of mindset if you are going to be successful. I am in the process of changing my old way of thinking and look for new ways to approach things.
In the past, I was all about identifying ideas and creating projects around those ideas. Now, I am taking a step back and looking more in the future.
For 2015 – I am looking at the following items:
Identify and review client suggestions – If we were to die, what would our clients say about us.
- Did we listen to their concerns?
- Did we address their issues?
- Were we involved with their growth?
Identify and listen to our employees – If we were to die, what would our employees say about us?
- Did we give them the tools needed to do their job?
- Were they given proper training to grow and learn more concepts?
- Were they able to live a prosperous life and raise a family?
- Did we create a fun place to work?
Identify projects that address these needs to further grow the company – If our company died, how would it be remembered?
- Did people in our local community understand what type of work we performed
- Do people understand how our products and services added value to other companies and consumers?
- Were we part of news stories that were more uplifting or produced more controversy?
As I put together our goals for 2015, this is where my focus is going. These type of initiatives can be measured and there are hundreds of tools, platforms and measurements that can address these topics. If our focus is on these areas, I really believe we will be successful in 2015.
Final Synopsis of putting this process together
- Make sure all projects defined address needs of our clients, employees and the company.
- Insure that clients and employees have a stake in upcoming project work and goals
- Continue to make sure we truly listen more and revisit this information on a regular basis to keep headed in the right direction.
Hoping your planning efforts pay off for 2015!