Many times when we begin our work with clients, we have to initially caution them that our process is not a silver bullet. To do it right, we need to get the foundation right and then start “building”. Part of building the foundation is making certain that what is below the ground is correct and strong enough to build upon, even though you may not be able to see it. We can help address an issue that is causing a “fire”, but we then need to return to the foundation.
We had a client recently who had cleaned out his office over the weekend and he came across a list of 12 goals that we, along with his organization, had set three years prior. Most goals were related to business, but there were some personal ones as well. These goals were major and critical to enable the business to grow, as well as for his family to be able to fix some issues.
He could not quit laughing when he saw the list because he realized that 10 of the 12 goals were accomplished, and the other two were getting there. It was exciting for him to see the progress that had taken place.
We suggested to him that he make a list of what has worked well over the preceding 5-7 years to capture the wisdom he and his team had learned. We challenged him to make progress using some of these same tools; but also, let’s find a way to make that same amount of progress, instead of over 3 years, in the next 12 months!
If your organization needs help refining its tools to be more productive and efficient and keep achieving its goals, contact our expert guides at 800-786-4332 or email CClemmer@AppliedVisionWorks.com. It only takes 30 minutes to get started!