September 21, 2023
We hear a lot about the importance of goal setting, and particularly strategic goals in a long-term sense. It’s also impactful to set short term goals to rally and focus, despite this busy season. It connects with our shorter attention span. Just give me one thing to focus on this day, or week, or season. It’s memorable and repeatable. Books like The 12 Week Year espouse organizing your life in these shorter time segments.
Now while you’re in harvest and fall work, what is one specific thing you want to do especially well or differently this season? Share that focal point with your team.
Teams can rally behind a clear goal that’s achievable. And as important as setting the goal is discussing how you will accomplish it.
When/how will you remind each other? You can have some fun with this. Is there a humorous code word you could use? Or some signs or other physical reminders around the shop?
Who will measure it and how?
How will you celebrate if you succeed? Definitely have fun with this one!
Here are a few responses I’ve heard to start your thinking:
Increase one load per day on average to the elevator.
Cross-train team members in harvest equipment. Set a specific goal of hours/week.
Provide meal three days per week to increase team morale.
Each person take one day off per week during harvest push. Or each person leave early one day.
Organize daily maintenance/clean-up tasks to reduce the time spent by 30 minutes.
Whether your goal is similar or quite different, strive to set a culture of continuous improvement.
Be safe out there!
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