How much thought have you given to what 2018 will bring? The new year is quickly approaching, and everyone is scrambling to finish off 2017 with a bang. Many executive management and leadership teams will be thinking about all the great things to come and will be planning for successes in 2018. Many more will be riding the waves of success they had in 2017 for a while and hoping it will get them through the first quarter of the … Continue reading “Executive Management Challenges for 2018”
It might seem a bit redundant to declare that managers must manage, but numerous studies have shown that managers are doing less and less to manage work and people in the workplace. There has been an upward trend toward more paper pushing, allowing employees autonomy, and giving them freedoms to perform work as they see fit, and that’s all well and good, but the work still needs to get done, and not every employee is suited for an autonomous working … Continue reading “Managers Must Manage”
While they are different in form and function, strategic planning and operational planning must work together. For an organization to optimize human resources, time, energy, finances and more, a company needs both. Strategic planning is the long-term plan for your organization which includes things like the vision, mission, and values of your company. Operational planning is complementary to strategic planning by outlining how to execute on those visions, missions, and values on a daily basis.
Running a business is a lot of work. You are always strapped for time and money so you can’t afford to waste either. However, you also can’t afford to go at it alone if you want your business to continue to grow. Hiring a consultant may feel like the last thing you should do, but it is often one of the best investments you can make. The reason why is simple — you will receive the benefit of that person’s … Continue reading “6 Reasons You Should Invest in a Consultant”
Strategic planning and operational planning are two very different and very essential pieces to the business puzzle. They are also areas of the business planning process that seem to fall to the wayside. First, by not understanding what purpose each plan is meant to serve and secondly, not understanding the difference. But they are different. How different, you ask? Let’s find out. Strategic Planning Strategic planning is the foundation of any business. Without it, business owners can wander aimlessly throughout … Continue reading “Strategic Planning vs. Operational Planning in Senior Living: What’s the Difference?”