Are you Lean / Agile enough to stay relevant?
In today’s business environment, it takes a diverse group of skill-sets harmoniously collaborating together to complete products successfully. Whether your origination’s products are physical or intellectual in nature, increasing the need for skill-set diversity on any product increases communication complexity. Just staying relevant with your operation’s own marketplace is getting tougher and tougher to achieve due to the ever-increasing rate of change which is being introduced into most sectors. Its highly unlikely that your organization will maintain the agility needed to deal with this trend if you do not have seamless communication between all of your skill-sets. Why? Organizations that communicate effortlessly, tend to collaborate effortlessly, and effortless collaboration leads to agility.
Most of today’s modern processes being introduced are focused on communication and agility; you cannot compete effectively if you cannot communicate effectively. So streamlining processes and operations around enhanced communication techniques are mission critical to any organization within a fast paced business sector (can you think of a sector that isn’t fast paced these days). If you are not focused on this, you will find yourself irreverent sooner or later, or at a minimum, see your position in your marketplace be overtaken by companies who are focused on the current marketplace dynamic within their organizations. Many global businesses have been crushed by failing to address the ever-increasing weight of their processes. If you cant find a way to maintain seamless communication and collaboration while you grow, you may find your organization no longer agile enough to be relevant.