It’s not sexy. It’s not going hit any headlines – but it’s a bedrock for success. Planning.
It takes different forms….
Planning what you are prioritising technically and tactically.
Planning your days and your weeks to keep people fresh and excited but also peaking when it counts. For those last two years in Fiji, every day was mapped out. Of course, things change and boy – did we have some curve balls to deal with. However, once you have your plan then you have your journey set.
It is so much easier to see when you are veering off track.
So much easier therefore to make adjustments.
Easier to make sure you slip back onto the road you set out on.
To go to the destination you desired.
It’s ok to change plans, have flexibility, but that change is done within a framework you have already set out.
The problem many organisations get in their planning is they make changes to their season or structure without actually having a solid plan underneath that to compare and therefore consider better, any possible changes to it.
Planning gives you clarity and if gives you confidence. It starts conversations and breeds debate and communication.
It is vital for all our psychological needs that we feel autonomy and purpose and planning gives you that. Plan your work, work you plan, reach your destination.