Monday, January 23, 2012

Review Action Plans Periodically

It’s not too late to establish company Top Priorities and employee Action Plans for 2012. A common mistake is establishing company Top Priorities and employee Action Plans, which are then set aside until the end of the year to see what has been accomplished. By then, it’s too late to do anything about anything!

Do review your Action Plans periodically…..once a year is not enough, quarterly is not too often, set pre-scheduled review dates and conduct personal face-to-face review meetings. 
One of the most important guidelines in establishing Action Plans is to strive to make sure the Action Plan states “how” the Action Plan is to be accomplished. By far, this is the best way to make it happen and to ensure success.
Remember to ask “how” the Action Plan will be accomplished and incorporate the “how” into the Action Plan, too.
  • Action Plans state “how” objectives will be accomplished.
  • Don’t assume the approach to accomplishing the Action Plan is obvious.
  • A step-by-step approach of saying “how” is always best; especially, with inexperienced employees.
As a suggestion, establish Quarterly Action Plan Review Meetings as a normal course of the firm’s planned activities for the year and pre-schedule the dates at the beginning of each year. If you need assistance, please call on me.

Richard Voreis Consulting Collaborative

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