Roadworks – Bad Planning and No Strategy

Posted: 7th Oct
Harts - bad planning or no strategy?

Roadworks are one of those necessary evils we all have to endure. Sometimes they can’t be avoided but other times it seems they are there just to drive us all to distraction. More and more temporary traffic lights keep popping up where, which whoever has planned the work, seems to think is entirely necessary.

Sometimes it may be for a few pedestrians because the footpath is closed, but what about the thousands of cars that use the road and are now held up? We seem to be missing the point here. Pedestrians can cross the road, and traffic needs to flow, but often the priorities are the other way around. Take a look at the A56 in Stretford. The powers that be have removed one lane of traffic and coned it off for a cycle lane. Meanwhile, the traffic is backed up, with huge volumes of emissions pouring out of vehicles how many cyclists do you see? I could go on.

Yes, we need to have the policy to cater for all, but it needs to be thoroughly thought through and enacted appropriately rather than embracing short-termism. If businesses made decisions without any planning then it can create a huge mess, which is what we seem to have on our roads these days. All businesses should plan and have a good strategy in place to meet their future needs.

Think about what you want to achieve and where you want to go with your business. What products and services do you want to offer, and how big do you want the business to be? What do you want personally from your business? How do you feel on a Sunday evening? Are you really looking forward to work or do you wish the weekend was longer?

If you can answer some of these questions, then you are on the way to putting together a great strategy for your business which will get you where you want to be and will enable you to achieve your personal goals – without too much delay. If you need help putting together a strategy for your business, please get in touch. I just wish those in charge of roadworks could appreciate that more!