Well it's here...Happy New Year!
Best wishes from all of us at Toojays for a great 2012.
But what will 'great' mean for you? Whether its winning the Olympics? or losing the spare type.. are you planning a change? Are you making any resolutions?
Recent surveys show that those who make resolutions are more likely to be successful in what they do.
But is that really such a surprise? Surely it's just about proper planning and olympian resolve isn't it?
Well, you'd think...but at the slightesy hurdle (sorry enough now with the Olympics) so many resolutions fall by the wayside.
This often happens because people don't give enough thought to the 'what if' hurdles. They don't plan to deal with the barriers. They don't have a contingency...a Plan B.
Whether it's keeping on track with your promises to yourself or dealing with business change, Project and Change Management disciplines work.
Once you have a plan..road test it. Think of as many 'what if's' as you can - and come up with a plan to deal with them!
A good technique, from our Change Management Course, is the ARTPM strategy. Which strategy would work best for dealing with the issue or 'what if'?
A void it...
R educe it..
T ransfer it...
P rotect (against) it
M itigate (after it's happened) what can you do?
If you really want to make those resolutions stick...give yourself a fighting chance by having a contingency strategy!
Tags: change management, HR, Leadership, Resolution, Olympics, Management, Learning, Skills, training