Growth and Change
Growth requires change. It forces change. And that can be disruptive (especially if you resist it). Maybe your business is growing and you are recognizing that the same old ways of doing things are no longer working. All systems have a threshold, beyond which they become dramatically less efficient. These are critical junctures along your growth path. If approached correctly, they provide opportunities for rethinking - reinventing - the business. Step back and recognize that your business is ready to exit one phase and enter a new one. Also recognize that the difference between mediocre, good and great companies is that some emerge stronger on the other side ” prepared for continued growth and new opportunities” while others are hobbled, experiencing a flattening of the curve . . . or worse.
ShiftLeft helps businesses navigate the often rough terrain between one phase of growth and the next. We work with companies to determine which systems can be scaled up, which need to be retooled and which should be scrapped altogether. We have helped large organizations develop systems that cut through bureaucracy and reintroduce entrepreneurial thinking, and with small businesses to establish systems of professional management and control. Often the solutions are simpler than you may think. It is a one of the greatest fallacies in businesses that as companies grow their systems and processes must inevitably become more complex. In fact, the most successful businesses prove just the opposite. What do they do? They ShiftLeft.
Doing nothing - that is, keeping the same business processes and systems in place - will result in missed opportunities for accelerated growth (opportunities that may not return). More often than not, doing nothing means your business will shrink. Over time, old approaches, processes and systems produce smaller and smaller yields. It’s the simple law of entropy.
Proactively manage your business’s growth. Retool and simplify core processes. Accelerate out of your stage on the growth model . . . and into the next.