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How do you write a 30-, 60- or 90-day plan?

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Include clear objectives that can be accurately measured when creating a 30-, 60- or 90-day plan. Detail quick fixes while also exploring groundwork to be laid for longer initiatives during the first 30, 60 and 90 days.

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  1. Determine what can and should be done first

    Consider which issues can be fixed and which objectives should be accomplished during the course of the first 90 days while at a new job or in a new position. After the larger goals are determined, you can start to break up how to accomplish them.

  2. Focus on learning during the first 30 days

    Communicate that you will spend time getting to know current processes and initiatives before proposing details about how to improve on them. In the 30-day plan, include information regarding how you plan to learn current procedures, terminology and company culture. Communicate in the 30-day plan that your intent is to learn, so you can educate yourself well enough to bring about change.

  3. Discuss how to get feedback for the next 30 days

    Begin to implement some changes during the next 30 days after you have observed what you think needs to change. Include in this portion of the plan your intent to receive consistent feedback from others regarding how the proposed changes are taking shape.

  4. List what you are going to personally do for the last 30 days

    Detail what you plan to do during the third 30-day period to show that the first 60 days were simply a precursor to more change. Spend the last 30-day period setting the groundwork for larger changes and reporting on success from initial changes.

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