The past week has been a time for reflecting on the past year, identifying what needs to be done before 30 June and what we want the next 12 months to look like.
Let’s be honest, the past 12 months has been a roller coaster… a real mixed bag. Up to February many businesses were having record years… a reflection of their dedication, focus and hard work. Then COVID happened, the world changed, and we were forced to adapt to new conditions. Some businesses created growth opportunities in a challenging market, most long term targets were forgotten and survival was front and centre. Now it’s time to create a vision for the next 12 months… to give us and our teams something to be inspired by.
So to create a vision that will have your teams prepared to run through brick walls to achieve, we need to consider some key elements. Three key elements to include would be:
Review & Respond – make time to reflect on the past 12 months and the lessons we can take from what happened. The uncertainty, the disruption and the change will have provided invaluable lessons to shape our way forward. Learn and implement to strengthen our ability to create consistent results.
What’s the feeling you want – setting outcomes and targets can become purely a number or a result. Yet to make them even more powerful, attach the feeling you get when you achieve the outcome or result, to those results. “I would be pumped to have achieved those results in 12 months”, “I would give me a real sense of achievement”, “It would be epic to be recognised when we hit those targets”… all make the targets matter even more.
Make the plan relevant – we each need to know the part we play and how we impact delivering the plan. Creating expectations relevant to each team member, and identifying how to recognise achievements along the way, will ensure relevance and motivate team members to smash them out of the park.
Now is a perfect time to set your business and teams up for the next 12 months. Resetting things now will create a common vision, which all team members can buy in to and feel inspired to make a reality.