- YOUR SALES ARE NOT GROWING. OR, EVEN WORST AND MORE RELIABLE, THEY ARE DECREASING.
(Then you might consider to call a consultant)
- YOUR MARKETING SOUNDS SAD AND DEMOTIVATE.
(You need a new agency.)
- YOUR FINANCE IS MORE DESPERATE THAN THE WORST HOUSEWIFE YOU’VE EVER SEEN.
(Well, you definitely decide to hire a super iper expert.)
- YOUR IT DEP SEEMS MENTAL.
(You might even think it’s time to change the whole dep)
- YOUR OPERATIONS AREN’T AS LEAN AS YOU FANCIED.
(Plenty of consultants are already ringing your bell.)
Well, sure. You can take all the previous chances, but till you won’t realize that your company is not a company, but a system and you are keeping on considering it as a wide range of different components that must cooperate (basicly just because you think they would), you will not be able to get a real picture of it.
And without a deep and realistic picture, none of your amazing iper super consultant, each with a very high skill on their specific matter but without a wide vision of the whole body, will be able to really help you.
An holistic approach to your company is the only key to guarantee success and sometimes also survival.
Your company is not made by single parts sticked together (I perfectly know I already told you, but latins used to say: REPETITA JUVANT) by rules (nor hopes or expectations), but it is a single and unique body, with different organs, functions and needs. Being a single body, you might start (now, not later on) to consider it as a single body, and analyse it watching and respecting the whole system.
Well, surf the net, or read Wiki’s page:
Holism (from ὅλος holos, a greek word meaning all, whole, entire, total), is the idea that natural systems (physical, biological, chemical, social, economic, mental, linguistic, etc.) and their properties, should be viewed as wholes, not as collections of parts.
This often includes the view that systems somehow function as wholes and that their functioning cannot be fully understood solely in terms of their component parts.