Peter Drucker once wrote, “People in any organization are always attached to the obsolete – the things that should have worked but did not, the things that once were productive and no longer are.”
We’re just a few days away from 2015. But 2015 is not just the continuation of 2014, it’s a new year full of fresh life, hope, and opportunity.
Even if things were great over the past 365 days, you’ve got to anticipate that everything could change when the bell strikes midnight tomorrow night.
Most small to medium sized companies don’t do any or nearly enough, contingency planning.
What would happen in your industry that would be as big a shock as oil producers have had, seeing a 50% drop in their market price within a four-week period?
How would you react?
Could your company survive?
What opportunities are in front of you now that would help you if your core market underwent such a dramatic shift?
Are there successes from the past year you can deconstruct and replicate?
Are there “stuck” projects you should abandon or push forward to completion?
Are there areas where you could use outside assistance or expertise?
How will you evolve personally and professionally in 2015?
I’ll be raising my glass to you tomorrow night. We’re heading into some of the most exciting times in history to be in business.
Cheers and Happy New Year! Noah