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Building a 100-day plan for management success

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Building a 100-day plan for management success

A 100-day plan can be used for:

Achieving a turnaround in a department or a functional area

Inducting a new manager

Getting traction on a new strategic initiative or project

Encouraging your team to complete a stretch goal

Aim at increasing sales, getting more traffic, conversions or a product launch

Seven step process for creating a 100-day plan

Step 1: Visualize the end goal – “begin with the end in mind” – what do you want to achieve?

Step 2: Describe outcomes specifically, make them measurable  – specify the result in terms of numbers

Step 3: Build a dashboard – represent the end goal as a visual graphic

Step 4: Break it down into 25, 50 and 75-day plan – how will things look like at the end of 25, 50 and 75 days?

Step 5: Put a review mechanism in place – set review points weekly or biweekly

Step 6: Get additional resources – what else do you need for success?

Step 7: Celebrate small victories – reward yourself and your team for meeting mid-point goals

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