Ecosystem – such a buzz word in business leadership right now. Attention OPINION ALERT – unless you are a sustainable business, with an eco product…. I am very uncomfortable using the term ecosystem…… and I’m not going to apologise for it!
Yes – your business functions are linked, and we should definitely move away from silo’s of functions that do not interact with each other, but this is not the word to describe this. We lean towards these terms a lot, sometimes to make us feel better about business, to make it a more natural thing, to say ‘It’s ok’…. Business environment, organic growth….. you can’t escape.
Welcome to Wholistic Business.
This is a model I have created at Idunn. We assess your business from a process and interaction level, and derive an action plan based on this.
Every time you ‘fix’ a function it impacts somewhere else in the business – and sometimes not positively….. unplanned growth impacting cash flow, but giving you a nice profit? Converting those flexible part time workers to full time but now you have no one to cover the holidays without impacting your profit and cash? The list goes on…. and talk to almost anyone who has run a business they all have a story. But it doesn’t have to be like that.
I agree, there are lots of companies out there that can offer support on this, and they will do a great job. Idunn is different. We believe that people are the difference. Along with assessing the business function interactions, we look at the profiles of your leadership team. Having the right person in the right job who is motivated can have a significant impact on your business. We look at the interactions of their functions and how they communicate, and map against how the business processes map to identify the skills GAPs. We partner with you to implement the action plan to achieve the agreed outcomes, guiding you, the business leader along the way.
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