- The steps required to achieve each goal are documented
- Each step within an action plan is assigned to a person and has a due date creating accountability
- Every goal has a means by which to complete it – an action plan that outlines the steps necessary for goal completion.
Action plans document the individual steps you will take to complete each goal. Each goal must have an associated action plan to ensure its accomplishment. Each action step within the plan describes who will take what action and by what date. Together, all of the action steps produce the desired result of the goal.
Action plans serve a critical role in management-to-staff accountability. The completion of each individual action step is an essential commitment that a staff person makes, and is a key item on which the goal owner can hold the staff person accountable. This is essential because action steps are the individual (or day-to-day) strides the organization makes to achieve goals and, as a result, achieve the organization’s desired future.
Creating action plans assures that the implementation steps are thought through ahead of time and that the organization will take all the actions required to achieve its organizational goals.
A goal is useless unless the steps needed to complete it are carefully and diligently documented. Nice Enterprises, Inc. will help you take the goals you have created and put people, places, actions and times to every step necessary to complete that goal. This process assures that all of your goals can be completed on time and in good order.