3 things to cut out


Here are 3 things no business will need in 2022:


A 5-year strategic plan: Anything beyond a year is sketchy at best and a complete fantasy at worst. A 12-month strategy can be developed in a day and evolved on a rolling monthly or quarterly basis.


7-figure consulting projects: The ones that get sold by a Partner and executed by a hoard of overconfident, underexperienced MBAs whose training you are then paying for. Surgical “keyhole” engagements to solve specific issues deliver faster, more effective results.


Open plan offices: They were always about cost-saving and surveillance, not collaboration. And new hybrid working options don’t just need to offer the chance to work remotely. Most people don’t have the luxury of a dedicated office space at home. So employers need to provide quiet spaces for focused work when people do come to the office.


Copyright Hamish Mackenzie 2022