We're almost halfway through 2019, so...how is your business doing? Did you create a plan to follow for the year, and if so, have things turned out the way you wanted them to? If not, are you looking to create a plan for 2020?
This past week, my wife and I went to the Denton Arts & Jazz festival, and we arrived a little early while they were still setting up the stages. Watching everyone prepare got me thinking about the importance of planning when it comes to business. It also made me remember something I recently read about Franklin D. Roosevelt.
In the 1930s, while America was struggling to make it out of the Great Depression, FDR planned out his first 100 days in office. He figured that he needed to make some drastic changes immediately after being elected, but if he could make it past the first 100 days, then the country would be better for it. He also began hosting regular radio shows in which he'd speak directly to the public, explaining what these changes would be and how they'd be affected.
So...are things going according to plan, or do you need to make some major changes at your own organization? You might want to start planning now for 2020 and look into making your most drastic changes early on in the year. Even more important, don't ever keep your employees in the dark on what those changes will be.
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