What is your trigger point? By that I mean what suddenly makes you realize you should do something?
At what point do we know we have to take better care of ourselves. Is it when we become ill or lose a friend or loved one? Is it when we realize how old we are and reality says, “You had better do it now?”
I am no different than anyone else. My dream project for the past 10 years was to build a wooden kayak. Something always got in the way, pushed it aside because it was more ‘important’. My health started failing a couple of years ago and I reached a point where I knew that only I could change it, and began doing something about it. My trigger point! I was fortunate that it was not too late and I am now doing well.
Organizations are no different. Are you proactive or reactive? Does it take a ‘trigger point’ before you address the issues? Successful organizations are proactive, anticipate change and take the necessary steps to stay ahead of the curve. They have a solid training plan for both hard and soft skills and a five-year plan for the business or service, enabling them to keep ahead in the ever-changing workplace.
As for me, I’m going out to work on my kayak.