The annual planning cycle is still in full swing and plans for 2023 are in the works. Sometimes full of clear choices and well-considered focus areas, but unfortunately still too often as a compulsory activity for budgeting or justification of investments, for instance.
For those, then, the time may now instinctively be dawning again to get on with the ‘real’ work. The downside of dismissing annual plans as a ‘must do’, however, is that the issues of the day remain decisive and the vision on clients is limited to the next advice or the next matter.
Besides, one can also choose to work without an annual plan. The advantage: it cannot fail because there is no plan anyway. But where a non-existent plan cannot fail, the chances of success are also considerably less.