Growth, Innovation and Focus

The conflict between time and time to think always brings us to the eternal balancing act in business … balancing the short and long-term needs of the organization.

At Spyder Works, whether it’s working one-to-one to solve a client’s immediate problem or making enough time to write a book, the process we use is geared to achieving a balance that meets the immediate demands of running the day-to-day business and the need to work towards our longer-term plans.

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Untapped leverage

Leverage gets the most out of your current strengths, which is where the critical focus must be. Focus on what’s right, not what’s wrong. Dealing from strength. It’s about rethinking and re-understanding the business you are in and the capital investments you have already made (e.g., intellectual capital), as well as the ways in which your business serves its customers and potential customers (e.g., customer capital).

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Front Burner Issues: Innovation & Planning

They are how you continually develop ideas to build your sales base. Companies no longer have the luxury of ‘living with’ and ‘percolating’ ideas before making a decision.

Business technology hasn’t simplified business, it has put pressure on it. Time-frames are shorter. Product life cycles are shorter. Plugged in work days are twenty-four hours long. More →

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