Congratulations on your new position! We have prepared the below list of questions to help you prepare to make the most of this new opportunity.
Look for ways you can simplify your business to achieve more clarity, confidence and control!
Make a list of ways how you can directly contribute to achieving greater impact on behalf of the business.
Meet with ten customers and discover what the job is they need done by your business.
Secret shop at least one of your competitors to discover how your business is uniquely valuable.
Experience the customer journey provided by your business and reflect on what is most memorable.
Decide on the three most important things you must achieve in your first 100 days in this new position.
Research and assess the financial performance of your business and make a list of key metrics to watch based on these observations.
Talk to ten sales people and get their view of what is happening in the market.
Decide how you will embody the emotion of the business’ brand in your role.
Make a point to meet everyone who contributes to your success in achieving your goals.
Identify the data required for your role and confirm where it is stored, who owns it and what is the level of quality.
Take trainings to learn how your systems work and discover the ‘smart cuts’ to make them more efficient for yourself.
Investigate how well the processes are standardised and if the quality of the processes is measured.
Listen to people to discover the beliefs, behaviours and skills which are celebrated in the business and compare these with your own.
Decide if there are any activities, projects or other discretionary spending which could be paused in order to give you time to decide what has the highest priority.
Identify any must-do or high-risk projects ongoing which needs urgent attention.
The above questions were inspired by the Simplicity Scan. If you want to continue the journey of simplifying your business, you can get the scan template for free by filling out the form below. Best of luck in your new position!