three Decisions for a Higher Enterprise 12 months

There is a difference between plans, goals, and resolutions. We use these words interchangeably, but maybe we shouldn’t.

  • A to plan is a strategy or identified steps and may include a list of available or dedicated resources and costs.
  • A goal it’s about the future, a pursuit of what we hope when it goes well.
  • A resolution is a purpose, something specific, approved, a decision, an investment of time, money and energy.

Pros and cons of plans, goals, and resolutions

A plan can take the form of a standard business plan or a marketing plan. For example, it can also be a more individual financing, personnel, security, disaster, continuity or operating plan. It seems strange, but many plans don’t have a specific goal to measure; Its only purpose is to “plan”, tick a box and say “I planned …” or “we planned …”

Planning is always good, but the devil is definitely in the financial details and the reality of the situation. The plan killers include external forces: political, economic, social, technological and ecological.

Goals can be part of a set plan or standalone and not very specific: diversity goals, goals set aside, transparency goals. Too often, however, without the resources and support needed to make them a reality, they just turn into marketing words or aspirations. What’s worse is that many people see them that way. Be specific about your goals, but know the risks.

Resolutions are required of companies and are included in politics and in many legal documents. A corporate resolution documents the actions and decisions of a board of directors and makes the board accountable to investors, licensing bodies, and state and federal regulators by demonstrating that the board of directors is acting in accordance with its fiduciary responsibility.

Resolutions make people responsible. They’re not just for business either; They can be a great choice for your business.

We make plans, set goals, but say goodbye and commit to resolutions. A solution is stronger than a plan or a goal. When choosing between a plan, goal, or solution, remember that it is your business and your choice. We judge ourselves and others based on our results and keep the commitments we have made. So choose wisely.

Good and bad resolutions

Resolutions can be proposed and adopted at any time; We too can make plans or set goals at any time. They’re not just something to have by the end of the year or the beginning of the next year.

When deciding on a business solution rather than a plan or goal, you need to make decisions. In addition to defining the resolution, you need to define how you want to achieve it and commit to it. And if you don’t want to commit to the solution, just create a plan or set a goal for yourself.

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There are actually three different ways to think about a solution: fixer, creator, and guardian. Each of these avenues has a different perspective and mindset and has different avenues to achieve success, but each can produce successful results.

  • Fixer: It is wrong. Let’s throw it all away and fix it or adjust a lot. (Negative)
  • Creator: It’s not wrong, but it could be better. Let’s develop a new approach or look at it in a new way. (Positive)
  • Guardian: There are some things that are worth keeping and celebrating. Let’s do it. (Neutral)

Do you suggest a solution? Which of these perspectives reflect your attitude? When you are in conflict (not determined) the solution you want and the commitment you need to make to achieve it can be diluted into a plan or goal. And that’s okay – just different. The same is true if you are part of a group or not the final decision maker, and there is no one-size-fits-all view of the matter.

In order for your resolution to have real meaning, ask yourself what you have learned, observed, or experienced over the past year that compels you to do whatever is necessary to change, improve, or maintain the resolution? Are you:

  • A dissatisfied fixer?
  • A possible creator?
  • A proponent of continuity and a guardian of permanence?

You can also use this approach in group settings to learn each person’s point of view and attitudes. Most likely, the final text of a resolution will include aspects of all three, but one aspect will be more dominant.

The last thing to consider is commitment. How committed are you and others to making this resolution a reality? If those responsible and affected don’t have an emotional, financial, and action-based “buy-in”, you have a plan with a goal. Okay again, just different.

Assess the results

If you create a plan or goal instead of a solution, the results must be judged differently than the results of a solution. In a solution, try to avoid lack of determination. This term means that something is insufficient, missing, or absent. What is missing is something that is more than necessary – required or desired and of great value.

Can the results of a plan or goal show a “lack of determination”? It can, but it can also be explained or justified away. We expect more from resolutions and are often disappointed.

Precaution: Be careful what you ask. Before adopting a solution, rather than just creating a plan or setting a goal, consider any limitations. You will judge yourself and others will judge you and your results. Being responsible means the money stops there.

But do all three: plans, goals, and resolutions. They are all positive steps to business success. Regardless of perspective, they show that you or you and your team took the time to truly observe, evaluate, and learn.

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