We absolutely/positively must complete this year well (take care of business), get our strategic initiatives (continuous improvement projects) completed, and design a super game plan (be it individual, departmental, or company), so we can enroll the support we need to have a successful next year.
It takes time to do this well, so let’s start now.
Step 1: November Focus: Annual Company Review – include ALL employees.
- Do an annual company survey to get everyone’s input so we can enroll all stakeholders and show our respect for their participation. Support: Debbie Rust, PH: 630-469-0592, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Debbie can help you:
- Design a simple survey consisting of 5-7 questions.
- She can also help the DIY’ers out there as well.
- Review/analyze this year’s budget results and define your preliminary budget for next year.
- Complete all key continuous improvement initiatives and projects for this year.
Step 2: December Focus: Next Year’s Game Plan
- With key inside and outside manager/leaders create a game plan for next year.
- Managers prepare their departmental plans and possibly complete annual individual reviews.
- Make sure that budget and support needs, (including key continuous improvement initiatives), are outlined to support A & B.
Step 3: January Focus: Roll out of game plan
- By January 15th, roll out key goals. Ideally this will include your long-term vision, mission and key values, giving everyone the 4 basic things they need to know (vision, goals, mission and values). As a group, outline the support you truly need.
- Review the roles and mission of each position and put them into the game plan.
- Reinforce continuous improvement needs to develop habits in the new year and start key initiatives. It is critical to make continuous improvement (CI) a habit vs. implementing only when problems occur.
- Survey contracted by November 10 = (10% discount)
- One free session with John and/or one of his specialists on how to do 3-Step Implementation
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