Wow! 2013 Already!

It’s almost 2013... already. Phew – the world didn’t end (check local listings), so back to work and lets make it a year to remember!

This is the year……..bring it on.

Now to the “2013” Checklist

1) Staff Meeting - Welcome everyone back.
2) Discuss and agree priority list – assign priorities.
3) Check with each person about what support they will need to deliver on objectives
4) Re-check what Steve (we all have a Steve) needs as he always says no and then panics last minute!
5) Avoid Finance as they have already cut the budget in half and a text from A Nony Mouse (AKA the CFO) over the holidays said that it was discussed again as to whether they could cut another 15%!
6) Dodge phone call from recruiters selling me the latest and greatest. Daily!
7) Figure out how I am expected to achieve critical mass growth forecasts with half a budget and a bent paperclip!

So what are my choices?

1) Do nothing
2) Do the same as last year
3) Find something which will make a difference

Hmm, so do nothing. A high probability that I receive a redundancy cheque. Not an option.

Do the same as last year. Well it did work (but barely), and I had the budget then, this time around I don’t and I know that we will be running on empty come Q4. Staff moral will be low, cuts will have to be made and……..I think I will dust off my CV.

Or find something…….Find what? I need the silver bullet, the 4G, the 100MB Broadband of Access to Talent, Technology, Process and Industry Intelligence but that means pulling together a marketing agency, a recruitment agency and a consulting firm, which I just do not have the budget for!

Wait a minute... I remember a company I met with last year. They were telling me about what their company, Avancos, does. What was that website...

www.avancos-global.com

Yeah, that’s it... this may be something that can solve my problem!

This is going to be a better year!

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