In our blog we share things we've learned about leading, advising and building ventures. Occasionally we'll tell you about our people, how we do things and what we believe in.
Positioning is a key element for growth and longevity. Positioning defines how you stand out in the market, deliver value to a distinct customer group, and ensure our products remain relevant. And equally so, recognizing when it’s time to update it.
Change management is an ongoing team effort by you and your employees to embrace new changes that will ultimately improve the company. These can be structural changes in the management or organization or larger systemic changes that rebuild the company culture and set new core values. All of this runs parallel to the day-to-day management of your company. Change management ensures transitions happen smoothly while establishing practices that prepare your employees. It entails training, communication, operating procedures, and campaign and sales strategies. Despite our natural hesitancy for change, actively seeking improvement will help your company remain agile. This article outlines ten change management best practices to keep your company moving forward.
One of the defining characteristics of modern times is the fast-paced, exponential change we are all going through. The business environment is so disruptive that business organizations have to adapt and pivot dynamically within very short periods—this is enterprise agility. Enterprise agility refers to the ability of whole organizations to adapt quickly to changing business conditions based on feedback from stakeholders. Even though it carries forward many of the goals of traditional Agile models, enterprise agility doesn't arise directly from business agility. Instead, it is based on new theories and scientific concepts that help companies deal differently with rapid change.
A strong agile team will not be defined by traditional roles and responsibilities. The agile approach looks holistically at the contributions of each member and the final results. Each team will be unique and will require managerial trust as it finds the working methods that best suit them. A good team should consist of diverse players, each with their own tasks including testing, analysis, and implementation. Through direct and open communication they will quickly adapt in real-time and learn to cycle through different workflow phases. In this blog post, we will look closely at the markers that make the most successful agile teams, as well as important considerations when building ventures. Lastly, we discuss the role of product manager when leading agile teams.
A well-planned growth strategy is an important aspect of running any business. It provides you with a list of goals and concrete actions that keep you from falling to the whim of market disruptions or a changing user base. It is a strategic plan of action that helps you identify different possibilities for company growth including acquisitions, added locations, and product and service expansions. Your particular industry will guide you in the ways most suitable for growth, but likely this will include expanding your customer base. This article will examine the most common types of business growth strategy as well as the 6 best ways to build an enterprise growth strategy framework.
A serial entrepreneur is exceptionally creative at coming up with new business ideas and working hard to develop those ideas into a new venture. Unlike most business owners, who spend a significant amount of time in their industry and concentrate on what they know, serial entrepreneurs delve into various sectors. They must learn about different businesses and industries. But how can corporations develop a successful serial entrepreneurship mindset?
In today’s world, it’s rare for things to be completely clear or precisely determinable. Not everything is black and white. The demands on modern organizations and management are more contradictory and paradoxical than ever before, challenging orthodox value systems and business principles. In a world where the “what” takes a back seat to the “why?”, making bold decisions requires courage, awareness, and a willingness to make mistakes. In digital transformation, this ambiguity is often forgotten. In this article, we’ll discuss why disruption is inevitable and how to embrace it.