“A goal is a dream with a deadline” – Diana Scharf Hunt
“The last thing IBM needs right now is a vision. What it needs right now are tough-minded, market-driven, highly effective strategies.” – Lou Gerstner IBM 1993
Now that the Vision and Analysis is done, it is time to develop a clear game plan. Goals, clearly defined guideposts to realizing our vision, and, the methods, maneuvers and tactics (or strategies) to achieve those goals is the enabling step for “getting to work”.
During this phase, The Maxon Group will help you break down massive goals into executable tasks and scheme the strategiesthat will enable you to accomplish those goals. As with any construction project, scheduling the activity, with critical controls and measurements to evaluate your real progress in light of the ever changing environment is critical.
With both emerging and established businesses, plans shouldn’t become ends in themselves. Key deadlines and directives in a practical and flexible system is much more (cost) effective than elaborate academic plans (artfully generated by many consulting firms).
“Everyone has a plan until they get hit in the face”. – Mike Tyson