As we move into December and get ready to wrap up 2023, it’s time to think about what tweaks and changes you are planning on making in 2024.
What are you going to do differently?
This is more than just a rhetorical question—it’s a call to action. Identify the areas that demand a fresh perspective, a new strategy, or a revamped approach.
Whether it’s redefining leadership practices, enhancing employee engagement, or refining operational efficiency, pinpoint the aspects that could benefit from a strategic overhaul.
What’s on your radar for a shake-up or improvement?
Is it time to shake things up, challenge the status quo, and embrace innovation?
Look beyond the surface and identify opportunities for improvement that may have been overlooked
Instead of lofty resolutions, think about the nitty-gritty—what’s realistically doable and exciting for the year ahead?
Let’s face it—grand resolutions are often short-lived. Instead, focus on the tangible and the achievable. What specific steps can you take to bring about meaningful change?
Consider the practical aspects that align with your organizational goals.
Here are some points to consider as you plan on the changes you may need to make next year:
- Only 23% of employees trust the leadership of their organization (Gallup).
- Fewer than 1 in 4 companies are satisfied with their leadership teams. 83% have neglected leadership development and only 25% believe their leadership development is delivering high value to the company (Josh Bersin Company)
- 73% of Gen Z employees say they are more likely to leave an organization if they don’t receive frequent feedback and communication. Just 15% of employees have regular weekly check-ins with their manager (StaffCircle).
- 51% of currently employed workers around the world say they are watching for or actively seeking a new job (Gallup).
- 60% of HR leaders say young people quitting their jobs and the inability to hire the right skills are top problems (360Learning)
- The average knowledge worker can’t go even six minutes without checking a social/messaging platform. 35% of employees reported interrupting a productive task every three minutes to check a communication tool. Only 19% of employees said they could focus on work for 20 minutes or more before refreshing their messages (RescueTime)
- The half-life of skills is now just 3-4 years. People have a huge need for upskilling and development (HBR)
- Organizations where leaders prioritize growing their people are five times more likely to exceed their financial targets, nine times more likely to have an empowered workforce, and more than twice as likely to retain top talent (Josh Bersin Company)
- A third of corporate leaders are primarily motivated by fear, creating less efficient and less psychologically safe work environments that cost nearly $36 billion annually in lost productivity (First & First)
- Only 2 in 10 employees feel connected to their organization’s culture (Gallup).
- Instructor-led training is the most sought-after learning experience. A whopping 71% of high potential leaders want face-to-face training to strengthen their leadership skills (DDI)
- Just 16% of sellers say it’s a challenge to lead prospects through needs discovery. But 74% of buyers say sellers aren’t very effective at needs discovery (Rain)
Now, the question is, are you ready to initiate a dialogue about the improvements your organization needs?
Let’s discuss your goals and aspirations for 2024.
Wenkroy International LLC is a boutique consulting company with a main purpose of helping entrepreneurs and business people create the strategy, the plan and the steps necessary to achieve that person’s vision for their business and often their life, while navigating the obstacles which may be blocking them from reaching their goals. The process may involve one on one coaching, advising, laser focus days, personal growth workshops and more. The process is utilized for individuals, teams, divisions and across entire companies. People are now able to focus on what matters most to them, because, they have clarity on where they are heading.
You may be interested to know:
Do you know I’m interviewing stroke survivors, their spouse or partner as well? The purpose is to compile these stories in order to share the information with others. The stories will inspire others, help them with tips for handling what they are going through now and what they may face in the future. It may even become a go to resource for stroke survivors and their families. Here’s the link if that’s you or pass on to someone you know.
As always share the information in this article with people you know.