New Year’s resolutions or a solid business plan? Part IIFebruary 20, 2012
Our business and department plans are done, and we’ve moved into execution mode. As I mentioned in part 1, a well-crafted plan is meaningless if it ends up on a shelf, so we’ll be working on the action items as the year unfolds. One great tool for keeping things moving is called the Quarterly Priorities Manager (or QPM) which we learned from Kraig Kramers in his book “CEO Tools” – http://www.ceotools.com.
It provides a systematic way of periodically checking in on the top 5 things that will move our plans forward. As each item is completed a new one takes its place, and each company manager is accountable for completing their action items.
One aspect of the plan I am really excited about for 2012 has to do with our Employee Owner satisfaction. We received feedback from our Employee Owner survey (look for an upcoming blog that will address this further), that piqued our interest in Wellness Programs. We began to study what leading companies are doing to create a healthier environment for their employees, and decided to initiate one of our own. One of the recommendations from the health and wellness experts is that for any initiative of this nature to succeed, it must be at the highest level of company goals, along with customer satisfaction, financial goals, and other high priorities.
So that’s what we did. We included employee owner health and wellness goals into our business plan, and as a result, we have a program in the works, with guidance from a consultant that specializes in corporate wellness. We’ve established a “Wellness Committee” comprised of five employee owners; Kathy Paul – Chief Estimator, Bella Babot – Director of Marketing, Susan Pines – Finance and HR Manager, Kai Jensen – Project Manager and me, Ciro Giammona – President. We are starting a terrific program requiring a minimum investment of time, and are all excited to be on our way to healthier, happier employee owners and improved productivity.
So as it turns out, our business plan is actually capable of helping our employee owners fulfill some of their New Year’s resolutions! How cool is that?This entry was posted in Articles. Bookmark the permalink.