It seems simple enough. If you want to achieve maximum productivity, plan for it. Now is the time of year when all leaders should be completing their annual plans for the year ahead, if they haven’t completed them already. However, it’s easy for strategic planning to fall by the wayside until the new year sneaks up on us. Moreover, it’s common to create a plan with goals and projects to reach new revenue targets but then fail to plan a way to improve overall productivity and help accomplish those goals.