April 12, 2016
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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The Monday Motivator!
22nd edition of The Monday Motivator. Topic is Organization.
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** Want Your Business To Prosper? Here Are 7 Lessons To Learn
Casewise has joined the "25-years-in-business" club. You've probably
read that 9 out of 10 businesses fail, but we've beaten the odds.
And we're holding our heads high next to some pretty impressive,
founded-in-the-80's, organizations such as Adobe Systems, Cisco,
Electronic Arts and Autodesk, to name a few.
So, as we
approach our anniversary date, we began assessing our
accomplishments and experiences along the way. What have we learned
over the past 25 years? And, more importantly, what pieces of advice
can we offer to young companies hoping to reach the quarter-century
Here are the results we netted out; and here's to
adding to this post in another 25 years!
on Your Mission
You must be able to communicate your
mission in a single sentence, and it must get heads nodding. In our
case, it's about helping businesses make better strategic decisions
by offering a 360-degree view of your company through analyzing hard
data and human behavior. It's a mission that communicates value to
our customers, but also drives our company culture: "When You Can
See More, You Can Do More."
Evolve Your Execution
Your mission may stay the same over the years, but your execution
must change with the times. In our case, we've evolved from a
company that developed the first software to graphically represent
business processes in the 1990s, to a collaborative enterprise
architecture tool in the 2000's, and finally, to a social, web-based
communication platform that includes integrated social media tools
Pay Attention to the Trends
successful in business you must stay ahead of the trends, such as
social media. Read voraciously and pay attention to the tools and
processes that are becoming popular in everyday life. Our latest
platform was developed because we realized that social media and
"gamification" tools are here to stay, and that they are a great way
to involve all levels of an organization in strategic planning.
The Right Product-Market Fit Takes Time
According to American entrepreneur and investor Marc Andreessen,
product-market fit can be defined as "being in a good market, with a
product that can satisfy that market." Yet what many companies don't
realize is that finding product-market fit can take time — often
between 6 to 12 months. It also takes energy and devotion to testing
your idea with real people. You must continuously test new products
with existing customers before launching the product to the world.
Don't Ignore Your Biggest Asset
One of the biggest mistakes
we see our clients make, is making strategic decisions solely based
on data, while ignoring their biggest asset: their people. Keep in
mind that there are two types of intelligence: business intelligence
and emotional intelligence, and that it's only by combining the two
that you'll make the best strategic decisions.
Experience is Key
You may have the best tech team in the world,
but your solution is only as good as the experience your customers
have with it. So as soon as you can, test your products with real
people, get their reactions, and use this information to improve the
user experience and ultimately increase the adoption rate of your
And Finally, Have Fun!
Running a company can be
taxing so just remember — look up once in a while, take stock of how
far you have come, and make sure to reward your employees for all
their hard work.
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