We are in the midst of a world class economic and political change which drives employers to consider alternatives for improved and/or continued success. Employee salaries are one of the alternatives since employee salaries are normally close to one-half of an organization’s operating expenses. Salaries are one of the important factors that can increase or decrease an organization’s competitive advantage, and every company wants to see an increase in competitive advantage.
There are very few things that one can honestly say everyone in the world has in common. One great equalizer applies to all of us: no matter who you are, where you’re from, or what you do, you only get 24 hours per day to do it…just like everybody else.
If we’re all in this same boat, how is it that some people seem to accomplish so much more than others, and so much more quickly? What do these folks have that you don’t?! Sometimes, the answer can be as simple as this: they have a plan. They’ve figured out the things they need to do, and then they get them done. If it’s as easy as that, though, why aren’t the rest of us just as successful?
Well... It's that time of year again- the time that most of us really, really need but really, really hate: business planning and strategizing (actually it’s a little late, but better late than never)! And not the kind of business plan that we hear about so frequently, the one that people train you on how to do so that you can take it to a bank and get some financing. You know, the one that doesn't really include any plans on how to grow!
Although it can seem overwhelming and difficult, we all know that we need to take the time out to sit down and come up with our 2018 strategies for growth and success. Some of us really do rely on keeping all those strategies in our heads throughout the year, and actually hope and believe that we will be successful in delivering and implementing those strategies. Well you know what ends up happening... it's in your head as a list, keeping you up at night, draining your focus and ultimately never coming to fruition. Why does this keep happening to so many of us?