Hello, friends – it’s 8th January 2017, already a week into the so-called new year, and I returned to Nairobi last night ready to start 2017 with sincere and intense conviction. It is not business-as-usual, but un-usual
It’s lock, stock, and barrel – you have to throw everything at whatever commitment you have made for 2017.
However, making new-year resolutions is the easy bit – amidst the end of year festivities, resolutions have been made in bars, discotheques, in bed while doing all sorts of things, etc. What kind of ‘resolution-conviction‘ have you carried into 2017?
Do you have the sincerity to deliver what you have committed to do in the new year? Do you know what needs to be done? The latter questions get us on to a familiar subject matter at the Effectiveness lab – people (skills) and its influence on effectiveness and efficiency of what we do
Our first blog in 2017 called on you all to put matters to do with organisational ‘effectiveness and efficiency’ front and centre
Take time to reflect on how to effectively identify and choose your 2017 resolutions. Get to delve into the WHY question. Do not fall into the trap of wanting to do everything, committing to do everything, and ending up spreading too thin and doing nothing.
We devote this January 2017 four blog series to triggering deep reflection about your 2017 resolution/s, addressing the why and how. Blog Series 2 and 3 will delve into the strategy, structure, and the framework required for both individuals and organisations to:
- Identify the relevant and value adding new year commitments – what sort of review, do you need to conduct in order to identify effective resolutions?
- Craft a strategy and structure to deliver your so-called new year resolutions
- And finally, identifying and developing or buying the skills required to manage whatever new-year resolution delivery framework you have identified
Many will ask if organisations, like humans, should have new year resolutions? After all, resolutions sound a very human-‘thing’; plus organisation resolutions are defined upfront in multi-year strategy papers.
Others may ask why we have to tag resolutions to the start of the new year – what challenge will one face if they make their resolutions mid-year or any time of the year other than January 1?
Blog series 4, the final in our January 2017 series will usher us all into what is likely to be a long, challenging, rewarding, and hopefully life-changing 2017
It is business un-usual in 2017!
Looking forward to engaging you all