As a business grows, things get complicated and complex. Many businesses find the bottom-line margin going down, as the top-line goes up, due to a lack of systems, structures and processes.
James Clear (NY best-selling author) states elegantly, in his book Atomic Habits, that ‘You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.’ This is a statement that validates what I’ve observed over two decades in the manufacturing sector, explaining why businesses struggle to consistently and continually improve year-on-year.
In my new book, ADVANCE: 12 Essential Elements to Supercharge Productivity & Profitability, I discuss four paradigm shifts that are required to start a successful journey to excellence – the path to improving productivity, performance and profitability, year-on-year.
Why are these four paradigms important?
Paradigm 1: Peak vs Hills – how to engage your teams and utilise the limited resources effectively, without exhausting them.
Paradigm 2: Elephants vs Turtles – how to develop a cadence of working on a few initiatives at one time and seeing it through to completion, on a regular basis.
Paradigm 3: Signal vs Noise – how to you cut through the noise to effectively communicate with your team.
Paradigm 4: Sprint vs Marathon – in short, avoiding team burnout. Can’t sprint the marathon.