In your experience, when do you get to sign off your yearly KPIs? End of January, February or March?
It is always a mystery to me why we have trouble getting this important task completed on time. Surely we do not want to start the race and not knowing where or when is the finishing line?
So it got me thinking, what is holding us up? Here are some of the reasons I can think of, or have experienced in the past.
Not making this an important part of your plan to succeed. You have always enjoy being reactive to work situations, and pride yourself on your ability to think on your feet, and feeling satisfied with ‘saving the day’.
But have you ask yourself, could I be doing more if I plan my time wisely and have clear goals and objectives to maximise my time and effort. Could my career be shining brighter and by now?
Putting it off because it is not a pleasant task. Doing deep brain work is not your cup of tea. And you keep trying to find the right time to do it, but new tasks cropped up everyday, and so it is defer again and again.
The question for you is, do you start production without planning? Do you start your journey without looking at the map? Having the KPIs plan signed off is planning the journey, much like filing a flight plan before flying.
So let’s work harder to get it signed off and get to work.
For the leaders: once you have your KPIs sign off, there’s still work for you to cascade down to your team, so our planning is not over yet. While it is much latter than I wanted it to, we still can make it worthwhile.