A simple process for any initiative

For any initiative that you are embarking upon, here is a simple process to help make you successful:

  1. Identify the key stakeholders – those most impacted by the initiative.
  2. Engage those stakeholders and show them the value of the initiative – show them why it’s in their interests to support it. I call this the “What’s in it for me?” principle.
  3. Develop a plan for implementing the initiative – what tactics are required to make it happen and who will be accountable for success?
  4. Determine the right metrics for success – what will success looks like?
  5. Execute on the plan and review the success measures.

As you can see, the formula for implementing a new initiative is not that complicated. Are you using a process that is more complex than it needs to be?