Execution Checklist – Are You Following Your Own Best Practices?
A pilot should never take off on a flight without going through their pre-flight checklist to ensure they have everything prepared for a safe flight. With the right preparation, the pilot consistently takes off and lands safely. Similarly, a company should learn to employ its own checklist of critical activities that help it to plan the quarter and the year, and to ensure that the members of the team do what they need to do in order to make certain that the quarterly and annual objectives are accomplished with a minimum of disruption to the organization.
To be successful, organizations clearly need great people and a great strategy, but without the habits to consistently execute well, they get lost in the day-to-day and critical activities fail to get accomplished.