By David Maister: Plans and reviews ought to be conducted on a once-every-three-month cycle.
Once a year is, of course, too infrequent. Saying I’ll accomplish something in the next twelve months is like setting New Years’ Resolutions – the pressure for accountability is too little at the beginning of the year, and too intense at the end. Examining whether I did what I promised only after 12 months of effort is unlikely to ensure that I stay on the diligent execution path.
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Source: Passions, People & Principles, 8 March 2007. © 2001-2007 All Rights Reserved David Maister.