Uncertain Times Scream for Agility
The uncertainty screams for agility in the tactical sphere now.
As we enter our Twenty-First Century, whether it’s personal or business, things are changing rapidly that require more strategic and operational agility. In the business world, the future of fortunes could be lost or made in milliseconds! Do you believe it? Talk to some of the wholly broke or filthy wealthy high trading traders who are snatching the world’s bond, stock as well as foreign exchange market. From the Boardroom all the way to the Living room, Things are getting faster!
If you’re trying to run a successful business while maintaining your health, the challenges and stakes are only getting more complex. With today’s massive trends like IT dependence and generational tensions, in addition to these challenging, new to comprehend economic models with the aspects of a perfect financial as well as social and political storm, you must be ever more quickly in your thinking or, as it’s often referred to agile.
However, being agile might not be enough anymore!
Consider Toyota, for instance, the most famous for the Japanese industrial boom. They were among the companies that created the book on agility a few decades ago. However, since then, they appear to have reacted to that popularity and lost their agile edge. In the face of the people we consider the main obstacles to change, Toyota has been the victim of massive recalls, damaged image, and lower price of a stock. Price.
Being a guru in the field of corporate agility isn’t going to guarantee success in the future. What’s needed to stay ahead are practical tools and a determination to learn how to use these. It requires constant attention as well as a high level of training and of awareness that stretches from the transactional aspect of your business into the relationship aspect; however, don’t stop there. Maintaining a solid relationship with your customers can begin to decay on the inside if you do not create strong personal connections with each employee and vendor. This requires mastering your soft skills as well as body language also.
Win/Win is a part of achieving agility for your company.
This can give you an edge moving forward; however, not even a win/win will guarantee your success. Experience and research point time and again to the fact that you should practice taking a look forward instead of relying solely on historical statistics, graphs, and facts regardless of matter how new they might be! Similar to sailing a vessel or driving a vehicle, you and your team will be more secure and effective if you are spending your time and focus on looking forward through the windshield and not into the reflection in the rearview mirror.
One of the clearest examples of this can be seen by the creation of a tool that will allow you to see the future using the most discerning eyes of your company and your sales team. This tool lets you increase your ability to be flexible by asking some non-intrusive but well-constructed and well-thought-out questions. These practical questions can be answered in less than 30 seconds for those who have access to your clients. The results can be analyzed and monitored to identify patterns. The more data you collect and analyze, the more you’ll be aware of and be able to deal with what
Specifics your products and/or services offer that is exciting or annoying to your customers.
Customers are expecting from you moving forward.
Offers from competitors that are tempting to your customers.
Marketing messages should be focused on making the most impact
You are constantly improving and correcting, and, as time goes by, you are improving and correcting.
A small portion of this data is available through a standard corporate dashboard configuration or even from current CRM and business systems. It’s about so much more than just the ability to develop software that is flexible. Now is the time to discover how agility can be the mindset of mind that guides you and your crew over the turbulent seas that are forming before your corporate sailing vessel.