Monday, February 13, 2012

Keep Action Plans Simple Stupid

There is an old saying of “Keep It Simple Stupid” (KISS) and that applies to establishing Action Plans, too. 

When establishing Action Plans with your employees, verify mutual understanding at the start of the process so there are no misunderstandings.

Also, remember a not so old saying that has application here as well: “Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.”

If no one can evaluate the Action Plan to clearly know what is being done, then who knows if the results are being achieved? Evaluating progress and completion of Action Plans is essential. 

Make sure everyone knows what to expect from each Action Plan (Employees and Manager).  Another old and wise saying you should remember: “What gets measured gets done!”

Richard Voreis
Consulting Collaborative

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