In my monthly newsletter for April 2011 I wrote about the value of momentum. A lot of people chimed in to say they couldn’t agree more. But what we all lacked were suggestions on how to maintain momentum and how to incentivize others to do the same. So here goes:
- Establish periodic goals that not only reward but point out the incompleteness of the program that may be put on hold. My theory is that unfinished business bugs people.
- Don’t approve any new programs unless you feel confident that funding and other resources will be treated as “sacred”.
- Get support and endorsement from the highest levels of the organization and make any progress updates supplied to the C-level as open and public as possible.
What other suggestions do you have? Discuss.