Operators who are always keeping the next season, plan or operation in mind tend to have more family time and work-life balance than those who don’t. It can be a two-edged sword if you try to do too much before it’s necessary, but generally speaking it helps farms and ag businesses plan what needs done and manage changes when they happen.
Having a plan also reduces stress in operations that do plan. Stress at work causes short tempers, poor communication and failure to adapt for new hires. A better workplace environment in timing and communication falls right in line with job satisfaction. Have you ever wondered how some farm operations retain employees for 20 to 30 years? It’s not just a paycheck.