February 14, 2022

Into motion


Having made the decision, there are two new jobs immediately on the agenda.

First, tell the people who need to know. Now it’s possible that the need to know list is necessarily tight, but it’s more likely much broader than you first think. It’s not just the senior people or their direct reports, or even just the ones who’ll do whatever work is necessary, but it’s also the people who will be affected and who need to change their on way of doing things, those who have to prepare the ground, those who have to plan around it and explain it. In short, need to know probably means everybody – and work back from there.

Next, work out the who and the what and the when of putting the decision into motion – because without that, you just wasted your time.

Skippy strategy: Share the news and get on with it.