For many organizations, the end of March signals the end of the first quarter.
It also signals a “don’t miss opportunity” for leaders. A time for reflection. And a time to identify opportunities for achieving even better results.
Schedule quiet time to reflect on your organization’s first-quarter results. Then think through what actions can or should be taken to generate even better results the rest of the year.
To start, think through these 9 questions:
If we had the chance to repeat the past three months-
1. What is one action we took that we could have taken sooner for an even better result?
2. What is one action we took that we should not have taken?
3. What is one action we didn’t take that we should have taken to get an even better result?
4. What is one thing we did do that we should not have done?
5. What is one thing we didn’t do that we should have done to get an even better result?
6. What is the one project or activity that got in the way of us achieving an even better result?
7. What is one thing we could have done differently to strengthen our weakest link?
8. What is one decision I didn’t make that I should have made?
9. What is one thing I could have done personally to achieve a better work-life balance?
As you think about these, you’ll find many other questions unique to you to challenge yourself with. Then involve your management team with the same questions.
Because the second quarter will be over before you know it, reflect now and make your adjustments quickly.