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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What resources are you going to need to get this done?

Toyota has lost millions of dollars as a result of two massive recalls of its vehicles in recent months. The first recall was a result of the possibility of floor mats jamming accelerator pedals. The other case involves possibly sticky gas pedals that prevent a car from slowing down the way it should. As a result, Toyota is facing a hard time not only for having faulty vehicles that are unsafe but also for not handling the situation appropriately.

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