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Implementation of a good idea requires planning and structuring. An affirmative action plan is called for to make your ideas into something concrete. If you review the data provided there are some good examples of this structuring at work.
So how do you structure an individual action plan? There are a number of methods, typically simple notation of goals which you have broken down followed with a good narrative in your notes can make the big problems that seem unsurmountable into easy, achievable goals. Let’s discuss this.
So how does an action plan help you? Take some moments and create for yourself a sample emergency action plan. Collate some steps which provide emergency funding, the purchase of overstock to ensure your business is stocked with goods. These are simple examples that give you an idea of plans you can create in advance to deal with contingencies and ensure the smooth running of your business in times of prosperity and in times of trouble. You’ll soon that a little foresight goes a long way.
So now you’ve got the beginnings of a strategic action plan. How do you implement it? Discipline is the key. You’ve created guidelines and now you’ve simply got to follow them. Remember that this is an evolving process and re-evaluate the rules which you have set for yourself. They will change over time to fit your business and this is normal, just don’t expect a perfect plan to happen overnight. It will take time, discipline, foresight, and a solid mentality that seeks not to see today, or this week, but the big picture. Empires are built, not born.
So do you need some tips on creating your action plan? As an example, let’s say it’s a school action plan we are creating. You would want to make a list of things you can do to further your education. Sensible things, like determining the cost of books, dedicating a particular batch of hours daily, and ways you can earn extra credit or experience in your particular field. Use your imagination and brainstorm notes that you can later turn into actionable plans. Things that seem impossible become child’s-play when you break them into a series of small tasks.
So what is the difference between an implementation plan and an action plan? Let’s say that you have developed a risk action plan. The implementation plan is the series of steps which you use to make the action plan, well, actionable. Say you want to have a 1000$ emergency savings account for business. Perhaps you want to purchase overstock when it’s cheap so that you can have extra inventory in the case that delivery doesn’t come through. Putting some forethought into these things can save you from both headaches and potential business-crippling problems in the future. Get some friends together and brainstorm ideas. Take notes.
You couldn’t navigate a ship on the ocean without maps, would you? We hope you’ll take these tips now and sail your business, well informed, to success.