Updated: Feb 23, 2022
Everyone makes a plan at some point in their life. Whether it’s for their wedding, family, business – or even just the weekend. Spontaneity is fun when it comes to road trips and skinny dips, but successful businesses need to think about the future and how to work smarter, not harder.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
As a business owner, do you make plans for next week? What about the week after, or the one after that?
In the hospitality trade, a busy day can quickly become slow depending on the weather or who won the rugby, so a bit of planning can help you control your biggest cost – staffing.
It doesn’t have to take much time. An hour this week looking through your roster records could save you a headache next week. Look at what events are coming up, what bookings you already have, whether any employees are going to be on leave and how much you spent on wages last month. Even checking the weather forecast could be helpful!
Having a plan for next week that supports your overall business plan will motivate you to achieve your goals.
So, what’s your plan?
“Failing to plan is planning to fail.” – Alan Lakein