1. Why “Project 100” has been designed for 100 days?
Over more than a decade of research and development proved that no change will take place if it’s not consistent enough. We have found that 100 days is long enough to bring change to any organization.
2. Why it has been split into 30 – 60 and 100 days?
This is what we have learnt from Japanese. Japanese reporting system always comes in minimum 3 parts, Initial – Interim and final reports. It is a progressive reporting system.
Leaving a team for 100 days of action without having proper systemized progress “Interim” report might be difficult. As day to day responsibilities will pile up, project 100 might end up in lower priority and urgency in our to-do list. Having said that, it’s very important to create interim touch points to make sure team is always on track. In other words, progressive interim report will help them to stay on track and do not forget what they have committed.
3. How are the team going to come up with Vision, Mission and Objective Statements?
We all have heard the proverb saying “Where there is no vision, the people will perish”. Having a vision and mission statement would help the team stay tuned and everyone would know where there are going.
We usually recommend the head of department, member of executive team or management team whom has much deeper look at company or department issues, challenges and opportunities to come up with the initial idea of Vision statement.
Vision must follow the S.M.A.R.T (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely).
Example: To increase our department’s sales performance by 10 percent before 30 June 2014.
Example 2: To reduce the division’s cost by 8% before 12 October 2016.
Example 3: To double up the number of sale’s visit before 14 July 2016.
Example 4: To lessen the amount of branch’s outstanding collection by 5% before 21 September 2016.
Example 5: To arrange at least 3 recreational activities per quarter before 31 December 2016.
Example 6: To complete the youth project initial 15% before 10 July 2016.
Vision is set for 100 days, Mission is set for 60days and Objective is set for 30 days.
4. Who would be the group leader?
Group leader must be chosen completely volunteer-based. Any one from any rank ( Senior or Junior)
Note: this is a good opportunity to expose more junior team member to practice leadership.
5. Do you think people will be volunteer to bring change into the organization?
Experience has shown that by the end of team building or training events , majority of the participants are highly motivated and they are much ready to take new challenges and commit on bringing success into their organization.
6. How will be the follow through for the progress ?
Once the team leader will key in the vision, mission , objective and his contact information in the system, the system automatically will send the reminder to the respected leader to follow through and make sure they have not overlooked to update the progress report. Being persistence is the Key.
7. Is it necessary for the Vision, mission and objective to be related?
Not necessarily. If the team or individual has different tasks ( projects ) to accomplish in different timeline, they can come up with different projects. But if that task is really important and team cannot complete within 30 or 60 days they can break it into smaller achievable pieces.
Vision: To increase our department’s sales performance by 10 percent before 30 June 2016.
Mission: To increase our department’s sales performance by 7 percent before 20 May 2016.
Objective: To increase our department’s sales performance by 3 percent before 20 April 2016.