We often counsel our clients on the perils of ‘initiative overload’ as it distracts efforts from what’s really important, depletes finite resources, and ultimately impedes overall success.

So as I began to think about all of the tasks I have to do to prepare for the holidays —sending cards, making desserts, gift shopping, to name a few—I felt a bit overwhelmed. I took a page out of our consulting book and began some personal initiative prioritization. I decided to send holiday cards and finish my gift shopping, as they keep me connected to friends and family, whereas I found alternatives to other initiatives such as ‘outsourcing’ some holiday cookies to my local bakery.

I’d be curious to hear how you and your organization combat ‘initiative overload’?

About the Author
Raina Datt

Raina Datt, Analyst, joined KCG in January 2018. Datt’s passion for healthcare stems from her time supporting her grandfather, a former cardiothoracic surgeon, in his practice.  Notable client projects during her time at KCG include: health system organizational redesign, optimizing efficiency in provider recruitment, health system affiliation service assessment, and post-merger integration of health systems.  Additionally, she drives value-added internal initiatives, such as firm recruitment and technology platform management.

Prior to joining KCG, Datt held internships with both the Medical University of South Carolina and the National Science Foundation, before graduating magna cum laude from the College of Charleston’s Honors College with a Bachelor’s in Science in Biology and a Minor in Health.