Reflecting Daily & Why It's Important
The reality in today's business world is one of action...and rightly so. This action includes strategizing, marketing, selling, implementing, delivery, etc.
Without action there is no result.
However, consider a mirror, a camera or a body of water that can reflect back an image. If the individual or the reflective entity is in motion, there can be no clear picture or image. There is no clarity and no focus. At best there is only a blurriness caused by poor image capturing techniques or movement of the subject or reflective device.
So it can be in business. In the day to day madness of providing product, the team's focus can become blurry or distorted and ultimately can affect the action of the company. These possible "out of focus" actions can dim the vision and perhaps, the delivery of the product and obscure customer service.
To regain focus, there needs to be commitment to reflection. A need to take a couple of steps back and reevaluate the purpose of the entire organization.
Peter Drucker said, "Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action."
When is the last time you and your staff reflected on their personal and professional vision and mission? Was the image distorted and out of focus or was there clarity and purpose.