Rolling out your Plan for World Domination? Do this first!
You figured out the master plan to explode your team’s revenues, destroy the competition, and single-handedly catapult your company to the head of the Fortune 500 list. But before you roll it out to the troops, here are three things to figure out first!
Is your “Confirmation Bias” Backing you into a Corner?
Confirmation bias + Excess focus on the areas we know best (regardless of their importance) = Epic Failures a.k.a. Projects that consume a ton of energy and yield little in the way of results. Think it doesn’t happen to you? Hmmm…
See the bigger picture. Our Free “Field Guide” gives you some key questions to help widen your view beyond your department or division. It covers topics as diverse as “Power Players” “Who’s Buying, Who’s Paying, Who’s Watching”, “Revenue Streams” “People Culture” “Technology” “Bomb Dropping” and a few others you need to know.
One of the hardest things to do in public is to admit you are wrong. With the advances in social media and technology, it’s entirely possible that you can claim you’ve fixed something only to have live pictures scrolling alongside you on screen proving the opposite. Try not to do that.
Most projects don’t progress in a straight line. A+B+C does not always yield instant success. And sometimes what is created is an entirely different animal than the one you expected to create. And sometimes you fail.
You’ve gotten the green light. The executive committee signed off. Everyone held hands, blessed the plan and said “Go Forth and create this change!” So why the heck isn’t anyone listening to anything you say?
Why you need to run the overall value of any planned activity or change against the resources it will use up. And what is has to do with Joseph Schumpeter’s quest to be the the greatest lover in Vienna.