As the year draws rapidly to a close, company executives and C-level managers are already looking ahead to the new year and its many challenges and opportunities. It’s in the back of their mind as they go about preparing for the festive season. Even though they are winding down for the year, they are (often acutely) aware of the work ahead and the need to hit the ground running once January comes around.
How is the company going to perform in the 6 months from January to June?
Is the strategy of the past 6 months still relevant?
Is revenue going to be up or down on the previous 6 months?
How can the company reduce costs, improve revenue and increase customer satisfaction?
Is it even possible to achieve all three?
Now is the time to be creating a plan. A plan that will lift company performance. A plan that will identify changes and activities that can be implemented immediately and bring about significant benefits.
If you don’t have a plan to improve, can you REALLY expect that the next 6 months are going to be any different to the past 6 months?
If your market place is changing faster than your company can keep up with, then your company ultimately will lose. But if you establish a strategic plan that includes your customers and includes actions that are targeted at improving your company’s performance, then you are quite likely to be ahead of your competition.
If you don’t have a plan, how do you know where you are heading? And if you don’t know where you are heading, how will you know when you get there?
What plans do you have for your company NOW?