90-day plans will help you accomplish
your biggest goals.
In our experience, the problem with many strategic plans lies in what we call the never-ever-land effect. It happens when the plan appears out of reach to those who are tasked with implementing it.
- Encourage greater involvement with smaller tasks that can be achieved in 90 days or less.
- Motivate employees by celebrating "wins."
Strategic plans, by definition, take a 40,000-foot view of a business. When a plan is not broken down into its component parts, the entire undertaking can seem overwhelming, a problem that can cause managers to back away from the work involved.
90-day plans can save a longer-term strategy.
90-day plans are designed to isolate doable portions of a broader strategy, effectively laying out a series of tasks to accomplish an important albeit shorter-term goal.
One 90-day plan might represent a single step along the path to achieving an ambitious objective. And, while two, three or more 90-day plans might be required to make a dent in a major initiative, these can make the most daunting strategic initiatives possible.