Have you cleaned out your professional closet?

By perksconsulting |

And I don’t mean your office supply cabinet or your ever expanding file cabinet. Have you taken stock of what worked in 2008? If not, there’s no better time than the new year! As you are making your personal resolutions, and setting your professional agenda for the year dig beyond the surface to determine what changes need to be made to ensure 2009 is a success.

During the month of January Perks Consulting will be focusing on what you as business, owners, managers, and employees can do to clear the clutter. A “Best-Practice” in business consulting requires an analysis of what is missing, what is not working, and what is working. A drill we often do internally and with our clients, simply put is: Start. Stop. Continue.

Start.
What is missing? There are always things that can have been overlooked or have been pushed to the side due to a lack of resources. The new year, is the perfect time to assess what things have been put on hold. Second to that, it is time to ask yourself and your colleagues: what can we be doing that we have not?

Stop.
So how do you make way for the items you just decided you need to start doing? Yes, that’s right. It’s time to evaluate what you have been doing and determine which tasks, projects, or strategies you have been working on tirelessly with little or no positive results. Cut the fat, this year and eliminate what is not working.

Continue.
This is a test of the tried and true! In your new year analysis when you are determining what has not been working you will and should uncover what you have been doing and what things are yielding the best results. Put your focus on the things that have been delivering time after time!

The core of what has been working will give you stability to cut away the fat and add strategic opportunities, Give this drill a try. You’re sure to find a couple things in each category where you can make improvements. We’d love to hear your feedback or questions. Did this drill help you? Your organization? If so, how?

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