5 Ways to Stay On Course
How is this new year treating you?
Are you still at “so far, so good,” or are you beginning to feel slightly off course? Maybe you are beginning to see things that weren’t quite so obvious late last year when you crafted the plan for 2024.
Now is the time to make the small adjustments that will help you to stay on track…before things are so out of kilter that it requires a major course correction to avoid a major disaster.
Here are 5 tricks to help you stay on track.
Communicate the Vision – Make sure that everyone on your team is aware of and understands the vision for the coming year. Make the intention clearly visible – on meeting agendas, posters, media, and marketing. The more people see and hear the vision, the more likely they are to follow it.
Confirm the Commitment – Once the vision is clear, it’s important to make sure that the whole team is on board and committed to achieving the goal and following the plan. Now is the time to uncover and overcome any resistance before it can slow progress or stop it completely.
Clarify the Action Plan – It is essential for the team to know what steps they need to take to reach the goal. Make sure that there is one clear path that everyone is following so that it’s easy to see when something or someone goes astray.
Contribute Essential Resources – Make sure that your team has everything it takes to fulfill your plan for 2024. This includes having the right people in the right jobs, having necessary technology and other resources, and having sufficient time and money to get the job done.
Celebrate Small Milestones – Don’t wait until the end of the year or even the end of the quarter to celebrate meeting a key objective or implementing an essential strategy. Marking progress along the way reinforces commitment and builds momentum. When your team can see small successes, they will be more willing to do what it takes to overcome obstacles that stand in the way of the next victory.
It’s never too early to do a progress check and make micro adjustments that will keep you on track to achieving major success.
You are on your way to your best year yet.