Don’t Confuse Action with Execution: Using an Effort Tool
Planning is an effort. It isn’t executing.
Effort can be confused with execution.
Action can even be confused with execution.
|What does Plan look like?||What does Execute look like?|
|Gathering information, even to lead to a decision||Perform with the information Directly identifiable outcome|
|Deciding/Weighing||Activate the decision (shorter term)|
|Often no firm time in place||SMART- M & T specific|
|Organizing steps and process||Decision and post-decision effort|
|Lots of How questions, what-ifs, and feeler or open-ended questions||More closed-ended questions, finite responses, “How is it going” is the main “How”|
One example of defining the difference between a type of Effort (Planning in this case) and Execution.