Things change… The World Changes… all the time!

But is your business keeping up with the changes? I caught up with Jack again…

“I remember the good old days when we first started… Life was simpler then, I was a lean mean flexible business machine… changing as the market, clients and suppliers required me to…

and then I brought in the team… and to make sure that a similar format was followed, I put a whole lot of systems  in place… and that was great until the systems didn’t work for me anymore… now I feel like we’re upsetting more clients than I’m helping!

So what happened?

Systems are great… and are needed when your business grows… Jack was right to put things in place to ensure consistency.

The challenge is that when things change… your systems/processes/people need to be flexible enough to change along with it. If you don’t, you run the risk of being left behind, or upsetting the clients you’re trying to keep.

The Choices…

When it comes to Strategy, you will be making lots of choices:

Whether you’re choosing where the business needs to go; or the path you’ll follow to get there; Maybe you’re Looking at the systems you’ll need along the way; and choosing who will help you get there.

The choices will set you on a path…

And hopefully that path will take you towards your vision!

What happens if the choices I make are wrong?

When you know where you want to go… part of you strategy should be choosing what to keep, and partly choosing what to chuck.

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.
Michael Porter

How about your Strategy?

Are all the aspects of your strategy still working for you? Are those GPS Co-ordinates still working for you?

What do you need to leave behind?

 You can’t grow long-term if you can’t eat short-term. Anybody can manage short. Anybody can manage long. Balancing those two things is what management is.
Jack Welch  

Side Tip: If you have chosen a different path… make sure that the team know about the direction change… you don’t want to walk down a different road all on your own…

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 To all your Choices this week…