Plans aren’t good for everything, and the complexity of a plan is inversely related to the success of its corresponding actions.
Here are 5 things that plans are good for:
- Knowing what A/B test you’re running next.
- Having a foundation from which quick and decisive action can occur.
- Having a benchmark from which you make adjustments.
- Aligning objectives with key results.
- When they’re too complex, plans make great bookshelf space fillers.
Seriously, the first 4 “things” in this list are incredible ways to use plans. Otherwise, you might become subject to planning paralysis, but here’s an idea on how to combat it.