If you have answered ‘TRUE’ to any of these questions (which will probably be the case for many of us), congratulations, there is an opportunity to being even more strategic?
Go ahead! Be strategic!
Here is a summary graph to help you identify where and how to invest your time IN & ON your business.
Handful or staff
High number of decision
Very few number of decision
Short term problems are addressed
Increase probability of sustainable competitive business advantage
Simpler and familiar
Aligns people with important values
Responsive to local needs
Attracts investment and top talent
Feels good for people who value activity and tangible results
Too many priorities
Discussion can seem to be abstract and cause frustration: discussions are long, subjective, ambiguous, complex and irrelevant
Firefighting and crisis management
Allocating time away from operations means saying no to sometimes-urgent problems
Entrenches inefficient process and redundant systems
Strategic thinking, planning competencies, and self-discipline are required.
Slow to respond to changes in business model
The status quo may be good enough