Survival in a changing world
Changing Priorities: the Route to Survival in a Changing World
Survival in a changing world – people at work are usually too well schooled these days in the arts of time management and setting priorities. Most of us have set SMART goals for a few years now. (If by some chance you haven’t, get in touch I’ll be very glad to pass on the tips.) We know how to sort urgent items from the important things we need to take time to consider and plan.
What many of us seem to be much less good at, though, is knowing when to let things go and change priorities mid-plan.
Sometimes it is just easier to spend time hacking at trees than to go up in a helicopter so that you can recognise the danger to the forest from the fire on the horizon.
We live and work in a world that is full of changes that no one quite understands. When we plan, it can only ever be on only knowledge of what the future holds. That means we can never create a perfect map to success in the future.
To thrive now we need the ability to re-assess our plans as the terrain changes beneath out feet and the environment changes around us.
For example, a new technological development may be about to revolutionise the way that products or services are delivered to customers in our sector. This might present a threat but if responded to early and with insight it could be an opportunity.
So when you are planning, build in some regular review points for your priorities and have the confidence to change them and how you respond to them. That way lies survival in a changing world.
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Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues.