I had received a SOS from a dear old colleague of mine, who needed help with a project in Melbourne. Not wanting to have just anyone in there, given the delicate nature of the work… I agreed!
So today, I dusted off my old Consulting hat and spent time on Client site for the first time in a long time.
Whilst my visit will be quick and focused, being back in a corporate environment reminded me of why I much prefer Small Business! Talk about struggling to get stuff done and bottlenecks and pillars of paper and ruling by fear or favour… in one day, all was revealed.
Small business is definitely a whole lot more agile and can jump more readily through the hoops, sometimes required. However, like many businesses I see, this company is making money in spite of itself, lots of it.
By virtue of making oodles of money though, does that mean the processes have to be so archaic to warrant keeping the people they do? I’m not suggesting jobs be cut but streamlined processes will leave them to do the stuff they’re really good at!
Once a Small Business can nail the nimble to the cashflow and not only out-fox but also out-deliver their larger counterparts, the sooner they to will bask in the delight of making money in spite of themselves..,,