Plan Implementation – A rant on inaction in business

Plan Implementation? Don’t we all do that? Well no, not all of us!

Isaac Newton’s third law of motion says:

“For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action”.Plan Implementation

As it is with celestial spheres, so it is with business; while in the short term the action may not be equal or exactly opposite, things do have a way to even out over time. But this is not a rant about action and reaction or proactivity or any of those aspects; this is about the dangers of inaction – the dangers of a lack of action per se.

Think about it, your actions lead to a ripple effect of other actions and reactions, a ripple effect of change or progress going through your business; your inaction leads to nothing, zilch, nada!

Now I hear some of you say, that you need to prepare, or need extra information or just one further piece of analysis, and maybe that’s true to a degree, but you need to be careful not to use the need for preparation as an excuse for inaction.

You will never know everything there is to know before making a decision; you will never have perfect knowledge before you act. You will need to make a judgement call, and some risk is implicit within that – but that’s what leaders do – they make a judgement call, they act. They’re good at plan implementation.

Even if the results of action are not always clear; the results of inaction are: nothing happens!

The much quoted Winston Churchill said it well.

“I never worry about action, but only inaction.”

And he helped win a war, not just improve a business!

End of rant.

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