TRANSITIONING FROM HUNTING TO FARMINGMarch 23, 2022 2023-04-05 19:13
TRANSITIONING FROM HUNTING TO FARMING
TRANSITIONING FROM HUNTING TO FARMING
Expect change and learn to welcome it; be resilient.
Transitioning from hunting to farming requires change. Successful organizations see changing environments as opportunities to invent new products and services, expand their areas of current expertise, reinvent, redefine and reposition. Certainly, they see change as a way to expand what they know and do.
Know your business. Know your purpose, core strengths, source of value, and everything about your customers and competition.
Unfortunately, organizations often lose track of their identity, strengths, and value focus in a changing world. Moreover, clarity matters. Having said that, consider these questions:
- What is your business purpose, and what value do you provide? Who needs what you do? Do you have a person that you can delegate to?
- Identify the best person you can delegate tasks to.
- What are your strengths? What are the five things that separate you from other businesses? Are these things that customers and employees perceive as valuable?
- Do you know what your key weaknesses are? What are the things that inhibit your ability to consistently and reliably create value for your customers and employees?
- Have you identified the threats to your business? What are the things that, if left unattended, will significantly impact the success or existence of your business?
- Finally, are there opportunity areas for your business? What areas can be improved, developed, initiated, transitioned or modified to improve results, performance, and success?
Share what you know. Eliminate all obstacles to open and honest communication.
Communication moves information. Similarly, organizations that remove the obstacles to communication expand their use of data to create opportunities. As a result, your information sources are your employees and customers. Likewise, you need what they know, share, think about, hear from others, want, feel, and are moved by. Consider these questions:
- How well is internal company information shared with employees?
- What methods do you use to share critical information timely and to the right audience?
- Moreover, how does technology help you move internal details quickly and efficiently?
- Are employees held accountable for using shared information in making good decisions?
- Are employees involved in gathering sharing information and regularly surveyed about their role in adding value and making a difference?
- Moreover, are customers regularly surveyed to assess the value you provide and as a means to discover future needs, interests, or applications?
Learn to focus on opportunities. Approach each day with optimism to see ways to create value and improve efficiencies.
Optimism is the key to an opportunity focus. Moreover, by a commitment to assessing all events with a positive, “there is value here,” and “this will make us better” attitude, opportunities easily and quickly become visible. Finally, a clear understanding of the business, the strengths, weaknesses, and threats become sources of prospects.
- Know your strengths and develop a list of opportunities that need what you do well.
- Identify your weaknesses and create a list of opportunities to address the problem areas.
- Figure out your threats and create a list of opportunities that will respond to the threats.
Own your success; build a plan and work it each day.
Once opportunities are created, and the best ones are selected, you build plants to ensure the option is fully implemented. However, successful organizations not only know their project, but they also track it, measure it, review it and live by it. Albeit, they change as the world and circumstances require. All team members know their role, impact, and responsibility to their plan in line with this. Moreover, after these opportunities are discussed and decided upon, they will be fully implemented.
Build these five principles into your culture, and you will transition from imitating and following to leading and being innovative. As a result, these principles are effective in any economy, turbulent and recessionary, smooth and growing (Forte, 2011).
Check out: HUNTERS AND FARMERS
Your weekly dose of prophetic wisdom and anointing awaits you. Join our LIVE Conference Call!
1) Call 515-604-9266
2) Go to startmeeting.com, and use the login: BishopJordan