Can you believe 2015 is almost over ? Yes, it’s almost over in 37 days [counted from Nov 24th]. Be ready for new year …. happy new year with its stuffs again!! Yeah … in 2016. It’s annually celebration through many common ways: sending and receiving greeting card, social media/messaging apps, exchange gifts, visiting colleague/beloved family and others public and community activities [new year eve in hotel, town hall, TV program, traveling, and anything else]. In all those activities, we set the new year resolutions, send best wishes to beloved family and friends for prosperous life in upcoming year.
You and I might be already planned to list some wishes & resolutions, for sure always with hope the upcoming year should be much better. One thing came up in my mind, do we apply the proven successful indicator and control management that manages how the process on track or need to do pivoting before getting the resolution completed. Otherwise those resolutions at the end will be acted as “empty promising resolution ” … words without meaning.
I list that concern with big question mark. The resolution should be adjusted into action plans. The question is how measure the process. It helps us to know exactly how close the progress, outcome to the resolution. Whether need some pivoting or not before the end of 2016.
Once put resolution into action plans, the step needs to be taken such mapping the requirement, resource management, scheduling, progress tracking and etc. In implementation of the planning, sometimes doesn’t goes as planned and on the other hand new momentum raise up that need the room of flexibility to do pivoting. And also breaking down into small target in several project goal per milestone (time frame) and parameters that consist of under control and out control variable (third party involvement for cooperation) could help much to ease the implementation of action plan in order to meet the resolution goal. At the end those parameters would help and guide in process, measurement and evaluation of the resolution completion. Also target per milestone help to manage the effort more reasonable to achieve resolution goal and evaluated at the end of 2016.
Sounds quite complicated. Believe me, it works! But need strong willing, consistency and perseverance. Try it step-by-step even though in small step and target per milestone gradually but sure. It will pay off.
Let’s start the year 2016 with such breakthrough way, new and empowered mindset and attitude also with very challenging things to achieve. Cause we live to have purpose that valued life by moving forward, growing up, accomplish challenge of the resolution successfully and SMART-ly [Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time Bound].
What do you think?
About the author: JM Zacharias (@jmzacharias) currently works as a business strategist, professional career in the fields of product, sales and marketing more than a decade. His professional career experience in various industries including retail, consumer electronics, information and telecommunications technology both Business to Customer (B2C) and Business to Business (B2B). Having diverse experience in national, multinational companies, and startup; in the areas of technology, marketing and sales management, cross-culture climate among nations in his career portfolio in the Asia Pacific region and Southeast Asia helped him enrich and widen preperspective to continue to learn and share. Communicating ideas and business strategy are some of his activities beside writing article,delivering training and consultancy activities. Detailed information can be viewed on JMZacharias.Com Business Strategy & Technology www.jmzacharias.com. You can also contact him through this link