Do you know what programs or initiatives you should be working on each year? If so, are you sure they align with your organization’s current business goals? At the individual program level, have you established measurable goals? Do you have an execution plan that will be implemented throughout the year to ensure you meet those goals? Of course, you must be able to measure, evaluate and report the results while showing continuous improvement . You do have a plan for continuous improvement don’t you?
These are just a few questions you should be asking yourself as you continue to build a Learning Strategy within your organization. In fact, market pressures are forcing companies just like yours to be more flexible and responsive. You must be able to change quickly and adapt to the circumstances as they present themselves.
Here are a few tips:
1. Select a specific time each month to review your current strategy. Look at your strategy and see if anything is happening (internal or external) that will require you to make changes or adjustments.
2. Pay close attention to any assumptions you are making. Are they valid? Are you executing your strategy effectively? If not, what do you need to do to get back on track?
3. Focus on what needs to change and where you need to go. Even if the future is not certain, there is one thing that is…hesitating to make the necessary changes can and will cause your organization to fall behind your competitors.