In an environment where the airwaves are poisoned with toxic reasons why you can’t grow your business, it makes us wonder: Is business growth consistently attainable in this climate? If it is…what tools can help you get there?
The long term failure of “more with less”
Eight years ago things were a mess. The great recession was hard on most. The negativity of that environment left companies feeling forced into doing more with less, “rightsizing”, and generally searching for an equilibrium point near the lowest common dominator of making just enough and making it at all. Today we move from omnibus negativity to patent uncertainty with the election, the noise about the candidates, the regulatory environment, taxes and global macroeconomic questions as the sound bites bombarding your business decision making. But there will always be noise. There will always be a reason or twelve to pull you back from bidding on that larger deal or expanding with the new product or service. Somehow the “more with less” efficiency models of our new normal have been rationalized to equate to responsible business operation. One problem, no great business story ever told aligns with the “more with less” strategy.