Landings can be one of the most challenging parts of flight. This is especially true when the weather gets bad, i.e. low clouds, reduced visibility, rain/thunderstorms, snow or turbulence.
The missed approach is a standard procedure used when a landing cannot safely be made. When this happens, the same steps are performed in sequence, every time: Apply full power, climb to a specific altitude, navigate to a designated “fix” and then enter a holding pattern before initiating “Plan B.”
When things go wrong during this critical phase of flight, it’s reassuring to know there is a procedure in place to make sure the flight ends safely. In other words, there is a plan for the unplanned.
Do you plan for the unplanned in your business?
There are certain things in your business that are unplanned, but can be anticipated. Things like employee turnover, customers leaving, disgruntled employees, customer complaints, equipment that breaks and technology that doesn’t work. You could probably list dozens more. The good news is that most of these can be anticipated and addressed if standard procedures are set up in advance. These are your version of “missed approaches.” The key is to know what to do when it happens and be prepared and ready to execute when the time comes.
For example, when good employees decide to leave, it can be a big blow. But it doesn’t have to be if you’ve anticipated this as a possibility in advance. By using the Accountability Chart and a good solid HR Process, you will get the guidance needed to bounce back quickly. What about when clients leave? Same thing. A strong Marketing and Sales Process will assure you have the right amount of qualified leads that create enough business to keep you on track.
Remember, a missed approached is only really “missed” when you’re not prepared for it. Anticipation and preparation go a long way!
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