Action Plan Guidelines, Part 19

Strive for the ideal balance in accomplishing Action Plans.

  • Don’t Expect Perfection
  • Most of the Employees, Meet Most of their Action Plans, Most of the Time
  • The Ultimate Measure of Success is Continuous Improvement

As was said in an earlier blog posting, completing 100 percent of the Action Plans within 100 percent of the target dates is not expected. However, expect most of the employees to meet most of their Action Plans most of the time.

To repeat for emphasis, if you continually accept missed dates for completing Action Plans, then you are condoning poor performance.

Condoning poor performance will reinforce poor performance in the future, so maintain high expectations and expect most of the employees to meet most of their Action Plans most of the time.

On a related matter, if you continually accept missed dates from an employee, your other employees will see it, as well, and think they can also neglect completing their Action Plans. So, be sure to realize making exceptions can create problems within the entire employee organization.

Your ultimate goal should be continuous improvement at your company and having your employees committed to making it happen.

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