The underpinning context is always crucial – and a key aspect of that is about objectives.
What have they been?
How well have we been hitting them?
Do they need to be changed in response to our uncertain times?
Above all, objectives are not “fuzzy”. They are about what you need to achieve – and how you know you will have achieved them.
One of the great ways to stay on target is to “debrief” – on a rolling basis.
It is not rocket science but it does need to be done in a disciplined way.
Don’t shortcut stakeholders and steps.
I have had clients who try to shortcut from “consolidate” to “implement”.
That is not nimble. That is arrogant boldness at the expense of respecting your stakeholders.
You are likely to have no one to help you raise the flag – and you will more than likely, have taken the wrong hill.
And you can bet London to a brick that you are likely to not be implementing the best solutions.