January 4, 2018
The Rocket has cleared the launch tower
2018 is now in full motion. The holidays are wrapped up and you and your team are back from well deserved time with family and friends.
Much like the efforts of planning a rocket launch, you and your team have already invested time and resources to defining the mission objectives for 2018. At that moment the clock ticked 00:00:01 on January 1st, your business plan went from “The Plan” to “The Mission.” As much as the effort was for getting the plan ready, now the mission is in motion. The effort, energy, focus of the organization and “give it all attitude” must now be at its peak.
A brief history lesson can help in consolidating your focus for 2018.
The space race started in the late 1950’s and the next 10 years demonstrated the great ingenuity of engineers and other support team members to place a person on the moon and return them home safely to Earth.
The late 70’s redesigned space exploration so that in 1981 a reusable space craft “The Shuttle” was launched.
While all these remarkable feats of engineering were taking place, the public became disinterested in space exploration. Just another launch and it all seemed routine. Then in 1986 Challenger exploded on takeoff bringing realism back to the dangers of exploration.
I bring these events back to top of mind for you to consider this week as you launch another calendar year with your organization. Is your organization running only on routine? Are your team members thinking they have everything completely under control? Does your mission plan take into consideration changes which may happen but you won’t know until they are right in front of you?
Maybe you don’t consider your business like launching a rocket but the success of your mission is just as critical. When a rocket launches carrying human life then the stakes for no mistakes is paramount. Your business, each day it opens, has people’s lives at stake. They look to you as employees that good business decisions are made which will ultimately provide a paycheck. This allows them to sustain their personal and family life. Your customers depend on you for goods and services. Your reputation of being there for both customers and employees alike is your mission critical objective each and every day you open your doors.
So this week, take the time to frame your business as something more than a routine of processes and procedures. Yes, these are very valuable in conducting your business but understand that your business is part of many lifelines for staff and customers in the marketplace.
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