Not too long ago I talked about pausing every few months and giving your goals for the year a quick “check-up.”
Monitoring the progress of aspirations, and making periodic changes along the way, is needed to keep things on course. It’s better to find out if something is working well, or not working at all, early in the process. No one wants to burn up large amounts of time, energy and resources only to find out it was all for naught.
Your staff or team is not exempt from this process, and could actually provide a unique perspective on issues you aren’t even aware of. Bringing all the players to the table can seem like a daunting task, but your business is worth the effort and you need to tap into the thoughts and opinions of those working closest with you.
Spend some time talking with the people who are on the front lines and check in with the stake holders. Listen to the people doing the actual work since they often come up with ideas that will improve the bottom line. Ideas that may make sense from your standpoint may actually not be so easily implemented in the trenches.