Whenever you start a project, journey or possibly any task,
the first important thing that will cross your mind is proper planning.
A neatly structured plan or we can say business plan in this case
is important because it lays down the steps that you would be going forward with, in your business workflow.
It would not be wrong to say that without a proper business plan
there will be no smoothness in your workflow and it will be a mess all around, that too without having a track to trace it back.
Even though you have made a business plan for your enterprise,
aligning it in an order of falling events is very much necessary to make it work.
Just like planning an itinerary for your journey!!!
This factor stands out to be very important especially when your business falls under the SME category.
Thus if you are struggling in making your business grow even after you have strategized a business plan, there’s a good hefty chance that your business plan is not aligned in a proper way.
So, we have listed down the possible signs that you might be facing,
if you have a business plan that is not aligned properly.
4 signs of a misaligned business plan that you must pay heed on
- Your inbox is filled with emails
A lot of emails pending in the inbox of your business email-id is the most prevalent sign of an improper or misaligned business plan.
Now, here the pending email doesn’t refer to the junk or spam emails but these emails are of your customer’s complaints, requests, etc, or anything in between.
Enterprises need to analyze and go through such emails to extract the cause of the complaints for which the emails are pouring in.
The “request emails” are also to be paid heed on along with the complaints.
This way you will have complete data on customer’s or client requirements which will help you deliver products or services to them in a much better and organized way.
Thus emails in your inbox will be in a much proportionate flow if you manage it systematically ultimately paving the road for a structured and tenacious business plan.
- Too much time for decision making
An unorganized business plan provides you with so many complications and not able to make decisions seamlessly is a part of the ecosystem which is made out of such plans.
Decision making is an important part of a growing business and if you are not swift in making it, then this will slow down your growth momentum, or even neutralize it until resolved.
Also, in a competitive world such as we live in it’s even more important to be agile and swift in your decision making in front of your competitors.
Well, it will take some considerate amount of time to arrive at any decision but your time must be consumed in strategic thinking and not decluttering the mess around the unorganized business plan.
So, align your business plan in a systematic structured framework.
This will help you make the right decisions dynamically.
- More meetings less outcome
Meetings are an important part of every business ecosystem.
It’s a great way to exchange ideas, thoughts, progress reviews, etc.
But if your business planning is not aligned, then the meetings will be just taking long hours without any productive outcomes.
The reason for no-productive outcomes is that most of the businesses are unaware of departments where changes or enhancements needs to be implemented.
Thus team members from every department are present at the meetings, even those members who wouldn’t need to be making it smothered discussion instead of a fussy one.
But when you have an organized and aligned business plan, you have the knowledge to every department and where the changes for enhancement or improvement needs to be done.
- Lack of motivation and empowerment along with confusion
A structured business plan with a proper framework indicates a sleek workflow throughout the enterprise.
This is because when the business plan is aligned properly, every employee of the enterprise has the proper knowledge of their responsibility and approach.
But when the plan is not structured within the proper framework, it causes confusion to arise among the employees about their roles.
This causes a downpour in their motivation and also a sense of empowerment.
Thus their attitude towards their job changes due to unclear business plans.
Situations such as this ultimately cause your talented employees to look for another job.
So, these were the 4 prevalent signs of a misaligned business plan.
If you see this signs in your enterprise you must immediately take care of it.
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