Adopting an introspective, forward-thinking approach is vital to a successful end-of-year close. Start by taking a close look at your organization’s existing priorities. Here’s how you can incorporate these learnings into your 2024 planning process, boosting your strategic decision-making, enhancing efficacy, and paving the way for triumph in the future.
An Introspective Look at Current Priorities
Identify and Understand Current Priorities
Amid the hustle and bustle of financial transformation, it’s crucial to take a step back and recognize the strategic priorities steering your finance team. Know the objectives that matter most to your organization.
Evaluate the Effectiveness of Current Priorities
Successful change management revolves around constant evaluation. Reflect on your strategic priorities and assess their effectiveness. Are they driving the desired outcomes? If not, it might be time for some process improvement.
Understand the Perception of Priorities Within the Organization
Strategic priorities shouldn’t exist in a vacuum. Understand how other functions and team members perceive your organization’s priorities. Are they aligned with the broader organizational goals?
Incorporating Key Learnings
Combining key learnings from technology introduction, system inefficiency assessments, and employee morale measurement can create a transformative plan for your 2024 strategy.
- Reflect on your EOY close process and identify areas where automation was particularly impactful. Assess how it improved efficiency, reduced errors, and saved time. Take these insights into your 2024 planning, considering where else such technology can be leveraged to streamline processes.
- Pinpoint the pain points and inefficiencies in your current system. This could be time-consuming tasks, error-prone processes, or data silos. In your 2024 planning, strategize how to eliminate these inefficiencies, whether through process improvements, digital transformation, or both.
- Understand the correlation between employee morale and productivity. If morale is low, determine what factors contribute to this and how these can be addressed in 2024. This could involve change management initiatives, promoting a healthier work-life balance, or providing more training opportunities.
Use the insights gained from the above steps to reevaluate your financial team’s strategic priorities. Identify what’s working, what isn’t, and what could be improved. Each of these learnings should be incorporated into your 2024 planning process. Remember, effective planning is a dynamic process that adapts to changes and new learnings.
How Sirius Solutions Can Help?
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