In the last couple of decades, developments in business management science and research have led to the creation of business management systems or ‘operating systems’. The purpose of this article is to explain what operating systems are, the various types, the key benefits and rationale for having one, and how to find the right operating system for your business and implement it well.
Can it be true that the more you work for your business, the less it is worth when you come to sell it?
“Get down off the cross, honey. Someone needs the wood.” - Dolly Parton Have you ever martyred yourself on the altar of your business?👼
'Battle rhythm' is a term used by the British Army and many other military organisations globally, referring to the number and cadence of meetings to run a successful operation. Every business needs a different rhythm, depending on their circumstances, industry and stage of maturity. Is yours correct?
Have you ever felt guilty as a founder?
Six weeks in and I felt drained. The pressure of being an officer on an operational tour of Iraq was starting to get to me. I was trying to lead by example 24 hours a day. I had this constant pressure of needing to have all the answers. After talking it through with my commanding officer one day, he said to me: “You have 4 other leaders in your troop. Focus on getting them to lead.”
“Management is not easy. It's watching someone do a job worse than you. That’s why it sucks.” - Dasha to Villanelle
On Friday last week, Matt Hancock announced that the NHS had hit the target of 100k Covid-19 tests set back in early April. In fact, the official briefing quoted that over 122k tests had been carried out. While there is a debate about how accurate or not this figure is (not for discussion here), there are 5 points worth discussing about organisational target-setting in general...