The United Nations projects that the seven billionth person will be born today somewhere in the world. Our ever increasing population and the demands it creates for goods and services generates tremendous opportunities for companies of all sizes. Simply being ready to serve a wider audience, however, does not constitute the preparation necessary to compete in the new economy. You must eliminate, innovate, and automate aspects of your business to hone your competitive edge:
Eliminate strategies, roles, and practices that no longer contribute to the value you provide your constituents.
Innovate methods that are old habits versus true best practices that work best in a permanently volatile economy.
Automate non-core functions of your business to increase the amount of connectedness your team maintains with prospects, clients, candidates, and colleagues.
Doing these three things will help your organization become the nimble and innovative company sought by the growing population of buyers across the globe.
By the way, Happy Birthday number seven billion, wherever you are!