Cheesy title, but serious point….
Many occupier teams will have been working on their 2014 Plan. Your major projects next year, your key service improvements, partnerships – or for a very few, even new hires (that has not happened much since 2008 – but occupier in-house teams are now very ‘lean’; maybe too lean?)
Whatever your 2014 Plan contains, why not share it with your peers? – you may be surprised to find out that others are planning near-enough the same as you for next year. How are they doing it? What are they going to do? How will they measure success?
Or you could maybe ‘dip your toe’ in anonymity? Let your peers know, but with no names – do it. Let us collate responses, and do some matchmaking for you!
If you find like-minded occupiers, with comparable plans for 2014, you could meet (or hold a web meeting) in the New Year. Or we could host that for you.
There are over 700 occupier ‘Heads’ and managers in our closed group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Occupiers-Journal-Global-Network-occupiers-2275314/about . Plus, as few selected Regional Partners and useful friends of ours around the world.
Or just email me, tell me what you are planning for 2014, and I’ll ask others (in confidence) if they are doing something similar and wish to ‘swap notes’ in the New Year.
Above all, “clap your Plans!” – communicate what you are planning, and get some recognition for your efforts. In this sector we are all too slow to congratulate ourselves on the good work done to achieve better working environments for people.