Why The Decisions You Make Today Will Shape The Future Of Tomorrow
Why every decision should be consciously made if you want your business to be future-fit…
Right now, many businesses like yours are going through particularly challenging times, coping strategies, resilience and well-being and the way you work and do business is under pressure and being put to the test.
It’s only a matter of weeks since the world seemed to change overnight, and many of us are now working in a way that we’ve rarely, if ever experienced, and in certain sectors and industries people are less fortunate and unable to work and adapt to another work environment. These truly are extraordinary times, for all of us, you, your people, your business and with it there are ethical and challenging decisions to be made.
So, now’s the time to start thinking outside of the office (or your normal environment), on an individual and business prospective. Change is happening at pace and whilst you do all you can to support and protect one another and your business, it’s reasonable to anticipate that the decisions you make today are going to shape your future tomorrow. This makes it all the more important that every decision is consciously made to meet your business needs going forward and not in an attempt to join up the dots from how it was before, because every decision you make, could change the way you work and do business in the future!
Why This Is Your Opportunity To Meet Your New Demands?
But, it’s not all doom and gloom, this is your opportunity to stand back and take a fresh view of the world, your people, your workplace and business, and with the right People and Workplace tools and solutions, you can start to plan and transition your business to meet its new demands. I know it can be tempting to make changes at pace, but from my experience if you just invest a little time to reflect and assess before you trigger any changes, it will pay off and help you to make the right decisions, at the right time and for the right reasons, and create a business that is future-fit.
It’s never easy to know where to prioritise both your focus and efforts, but I’ve found a very good process that has worked well and will help you to identify the level of impact your business has experienced recently, and how to prioritise to meet your future needs.
Keep things simple, focus on your key drivers and assess the level of impact each driver has made to your business, its services, people, customers, operation and so on, and prioritise on these areas to limit further impact. This will help you to develop your plans to move things forward and to help to deal with the inevitable setbacks and affects this may be having on levels of resilience and well-being across your business.
Here are 10 Key Drivers, some that may underpin the Running of Your Business:
You will have a set of business drivers, but here are some to get you thinking about your own:
- Technology/IT connectivity and security
- People/Mindsets and behaviours
- Products and ability to produce
- Software/Systems flexibility and purpose
- Communications channels
- Brand awareness and reputation
- Customers current and future
- Services & Continuity of services
- Policies, Procedures, Processes
Here’s the Good News…
The good news is that once you have established which key drivers have caused negative effects, you can start to assign each driver with a detailed action plan. Including actions such as who, when, cost, time and resource, dependencies, and assumptions. Prioritise these to save you time, resource, and budget, now and in the future and help to nurture a resilient culture, protect peoples mental well-being, encourage strong mindsets and behaviours across your business.
Let the process guide your decisions and actions. Prioritise your efforts to build resilience and shape your culture. Invest, reflect and assess before you trigger any changes and take care that your decisions are the right ones for the right reasons, if you want to protect your business from adversity and build a business that is fit enough to take on a fierce and competitive market.
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