Showing posts with label goals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label goals. Show all posts
Why, What, How and When

Why: The biggest question we should know in the history of humankind is Why? Sometimes when we are amazed by some greatness of some concept we ask pleasantly why? And when we see some stupidity the question is same WHY, but we feel a sense of disgust. In a business or doing a job Why is one of the most important questions. Look around if you see a lazy, never result-oriented Groote (From Guardians of Galaxy) he/she clearly defines a NO WHY person. A person who does not know why the hell he/she is working. If you see a goal-oriented, energetic lad accomplishing his tasks with the best results. He/she is the person who has a clear why he/she is doing what they are doing? Why should be Crystal clear? When some people decided that the computer should be at every table of every home in the world. Their why was truly clear? As a student, they were either just getting 20 minutes to work on an IBM computer machine, or they were frustrated with the monopoly of the companies owning the technology. Why combined with noble purpose kicks start the best in the world. 

As an organization some can explain what they do, some say how they do but very few can clearly articulate Why they do what they do. These organizations are different, Why never means profit that’s the result. Why is visceral, Why is your existence? Why works everywhere, Obama knew his Why when he decided to become the POTUS. The people who start with Why never manipulate they inspire.



What: Be incredibly careful in choosing What, be sure that you choose something doable. Someone might argue that he/she wants to solve world hunger, a noble cause but its something which is never been achieved in 40 million years of human evolution with several great kings, prophets, and even Gods trying their best. Let us look for a small (local) What, which can change a small community and then extrapolate it to bigger sample size. Mark Zuckerberg never knew Facebook will be a world phenomenon when he started working on the concept. Mark tried to connect Harvard alumni to a social network.

What is mainly a decision-making process, you can take a decision on 3 Steps:-
  1. Task (You wish to accomplish)
  2. Information (Deep knowledge)
  3. Options (What all options do you have) 


How: This is one of the most important questions in accomplishing the task at hand. Now that you know why you want to do it and what you want to do. How will you do changes the course of the cause? There are many ways to work on How many ways are already defined. I advise following Christensen 4DX (4 disciplines of executions)

Focus and Target your wild Goals: Think of a single wild goal that you think is non-doable in a given time frame. For example, as customer service, you are serving one client and you have the capacity to serve 1 more in a year. The wild goal will be to bring 3 more clients of equal size and serve them all without compromising quality in one year. Sounds tough, however, if we focus one client at a time and increase our capacity every 3 months, we will be able to achieve this task with ease. We (at SSR Tec vision) have been in this situation and we have done it by on boarding 2 new clients within 8 months. Important is the art of focus and working as deeply as possible with your team.

Lead instead of Lag Solutions: Lag solution, you sell a product and then ask the call center to survey if your customers are happy. The leading solution is you see what all could be the features and benefits required in advance before you make the first sale. I am not saying that you can see everything in advance however you can always be better than the average if you take a lead measure (Solution) attitude. Again, to reach the lead solution you must be focused and reach a deep state of mind to see the issues, features along with benefits in advance, and give the best possible solutions. Steve Jobs did visualize the future of computers, phones and came up with Apple products which even consumers were not aware if they will need them. It's not necessary for you to be Steve Jobs, just use basic common sense to think about how you will be benefitted from the features of X product. Think in advance, plan features, make yourself a happy customer first and you will have happy customers for your products too.

Keep a scoreboard: Most important is to keep a scoreboard of what you are doing and its impacts. Result oriented hard work is the key here. Keep track of hours spent on the task. Create spreadsheets with macros, involve your teams more. Decide your personal milestones. Remember Hard work hours with Tangible results. Calibrate your expectations on how many hours of your hard work needed per results. If you keep a track of hard work vs results you can repeat your performance at a different tangent. 

Accountability: A rhythmic team meetings with you and your team will ensure accountability. Since it's your idea, you are accountable for the results you want. The team gives you a division of efforts. Ideally, you must have a group of 2 compatible people at one task. A team of a maximum of 8 people, with 4 tasks in a group of 4. Make sure that you create leaders like you who can speak at the time of need. Multiplying is the origin of each species. As a leader, you need to create more leaders like you.



When: As soon as you have above 3 questions crystal clear, close your eyes begin with a start-up, a job, or a political movement.

Best of Luck, Go get it, be wise be stupid.