A common proverb, maybe, but ultimately the environment dictates how much we need to change in order to survive and thrive. We all know that many businesses are failing in our changeable environment, but has the meaning of 'change' in business changed also?
Innovation - Cheeky Monkey Business Solutions
I loved using Ishikawa or "Fishbone" diagrams (named after Kaoru Ishikawa who became one of the guru's of modern management in the 1960s after he pioneered the use of them in quality management processes in the Kawasaki shipyards). It was like peeling an onion, carefully taking each layer of a problem.
Everyday we work on game changing ideas for big business. They are always for commercial gain and there to prove we are stretching beyond what exists today, taking on impossible thinking, innovating and being future facing. I'm happy to say that there has been recent energy surge for this, as if business has finally acknowledged that there is no point in waiting, being risk adverse isn't going to cut it, bring out the ballsy thinking!
Innovative in spirit, Monkeys get a helping hand in 2012 from the Year of the Dragon. Opportunities for growth are many and doing things for the general good of those around is recommended. Research/study and taking on activities to push their own personal growth will be on the anvil and prove exciting. With a taste for adventure and their love of partying, Monkeys will be wearing their social hats, throwing many a swanky do or taking trips around the world.
What is the secret to survival? How to avoid becoming just another high-street tombstone? It's about lessons learnt, picking up some Japanese know-how, and using your innovation toolbox
Wouldn't it be great if negative headlines changed to Britain shows the highest increase in new start-up businesses during 2012 or economy strengthened by fearless British entrepreneurs - Don't fear what is happening to other Companies see it as an opportunity to create your own niche.