You sit down at your desk with a sigh and begin to leaf through the paper on your desk. The mug of coffee you’d made fifteen minutes earlier sits untouched, no longer giving off steam. The numbers on your current sheaf of papers hold your attention, and you scratch your head, wondering how you’re going to talk about this to your boss.
You’d set growth goals for the business three months ago. You’d been so sure they’d work, but at the end of the quarter, it became apparent that things hadn’t worked out the way you’d planned. What went wrong? They were achievable goals, weren’t they?
Although it’s a common scenario, it’s never a fun one to be in. How do we work out what went wrong when a major goal or target falls through? And how can we work to avoid the same problem in the future?
Today, we’re reviewing three reasons why growth goals can fall through, as well as different (and highly effective) ways to avoid these problems. Shall we get started?