Last month, we shared ways to bypass the “what got you here won’t get you there” dilemma and keep your organization heading up the mountain of success, rather than plummeting toward dysfunction or demise.
But how can you tell the difference between typical business problems that require typical solutions, and the type that are indicative of real growing pains and, therefore, require big doses of change in order for an organization to achieve full potential?
Understanding this difference is not only critical, but also difficult.
In fact, the very nature of business prevents many CEOs from seeing signs of growing pains altogether. We can get so caught up in the daily work of the running of the company that we forget to raise our heads to see what’s really happening. Or, we can become so used to bumps in the road that even an unusually rocky period appears normal.