If priorities are being seen as changing too quickly it may be due to:
"the shiny object syndrome" - when the "coolest" greatest thing is what everyone turns to. We often see this in newer industries or in things like marketing when people are quick to jump on the latest bandwagon like Periscope or Blab, two social video streaming services. As a business who has started to leverage BLAB as a technology to foster conversation with business owners and leaders, we are keeping a close eye on how much time we spend in both experimentation and also engagement. Where might the "Shiny object syndrome" be happening in your organization or industry.
"The latest flavor of the month club" - in fiercely competitive market places, when funding or revenue is tied to certain areas, you may start to see huge shifts as funding priorities change. This can lead to a diffusion of service provision and/or exhaustion on the part of staff.
Working with your team to set and communicate regular priorities is key. If you have too many priorities or they are changing too regularly you may be facing a fatigue and/or burnout period.
What have you noticed about how your priorities have shifted throughout this year?
What are your key priorities for the rest of the year? The next quarter?
What needs to be communicated or discussed about priorities with your team? Your boss?
Have a great start to your week,
Jennifer Britton, MES, PCC, CPT
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