Charting a Destination
Charting a destination is an imperative for success.
Each engagement is unique. Regardless of the nature and scope of the project, a practical and proven process is used to ensure success.
- The first step is to be clear about just what success looks like and the value of achieving such success (THE DESIRED FUTURE STATE).
- The next step is to identify current realities (CURRENT STATE).
- Then, with a good sense of the destination and the starting point, a plan for an effective journey can be charted (PATHWAY TO SUCCESS).
It is critical to involve the right people to ensure a successful journey. It is also important to identify opportunities that can ease the trip. The most notable example is to take advantage of what is currently working well. And, of course, obstacles that could impede progress need to be identified as well as preventive or contingent actions to deal with such challenges. Progress needs to be monitored and, as necessary, course adjustments made. Finally, when the destination is reached, it is important not only to enjoy the success but to identify and commit to practices that will sustain and build on the success.
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