I’m not sure where the months have gone, but we are already half way through this year! Wow! With that point in mind, I have a question for you. Have you held your halftime pep talk with your Team yet?
In other words, after the first six months of this year, it’s definitely time to review what has occurred thus far, and, perhaps more significantly, what we may need to do in the second half?
To review the first half, there are two basic questions: What’s been working? -and- What has not? What items that you have set as goals and then measured are ahead of plan? Where are you falling short of your expectations for the year thus far?
More significantly, what can we do differently to shore up those shortfalls? Are there solid adjustments that we can make to your plan for the year? How costly will those changes actually prove to be?
Ultimately, are there new goals that we should pursue? For example, maybe there are new objectives that have now come into clearer focus and we should pursue. Are there some previously set hurdles that now, with this additional insight, appear to be out of reach? That is okay. These are also part of your halftime game adjustments. There is no shame in making these necessary adjustments. In fact, it would be an absolute shame if you didn’t make them, especially if you know they could help your operation.
No game is over until the final buzzer goes off, so as you proceed through the rest of the year, be sure to continue to measure all items, simply because if you measure something, you can understand it. If you understand it, you can begin to control it, and if you control it, you can improve it!
Also, if you set some positive, new goals for the second half, you’ll need to project their outcomes, and then you will want to measure those results as well. I assure you that your Banker will be… The real question is – Why Wait? Do it now, and as I suggested previously, what will happen?
You will likely find new solutions, refine your processes and make additional, positive improvements. And, that would be excellent!
Let’s take your business to the Next Level!