The future is up for the taking
The majority of my blog post are educational and actionable, like our previous post (Workplace Wellness 5 Unique Actionable Strategies to Increased ROI) aimed at providing you with all the information you need. But, this post I wanted to take a step back to express my thoughts around the current business landscape, reflecting on current, past and future trends and set the scene, before arming you with actionable strategies to implement within your businesses to ensure you are equipped and ready for the future.
You can not build a long term future on short term thinking
Now, I truly believe it is a pivotal time for businesses, it is a make or break time. With the ability for everyone’s voice to be heard, the big corporates who are used to have all the l
imelight, no longer have the control over the marketplace that they once had. Additionally, with all the access to outsource to third party companies, the entry into business is a lot cheaper, easier and safer. There is no need for extreme overheads and high set up costs. That being said, I strongly believe that a business that is built in line with future in mind and aims to actively stay ahead of the times will be the one who truly succeeds long term.
In this ever changing world, becoming comfortable or stagnant will determine your business success and longevity. With the rapid development in technology, businesses need to be adaptable with the ability to pivot and change when required. Traditional methods need to be re-thought. Yes, they have been successful previously, but are they the methods that will allow for continued success today? As times change so does the need for new strategies. Forget the old saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, this mentality may get you by short term but will cripple your business long term.
So, is your business Winning or Losing?
Workers now spend the majority of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, thanks to the continual pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty for workers to determine what deserves their attention the most. The inability to achieve a level of deep work is costing your business a significant amount of money! With the rise of technology and distraction there has been a decline in employee health with the continual overloaded of additional stressors. There is nothing more costly to a workplace than a decline in workplace health. A decrease in healthy energy levels leads to a lack of motivation which translates to less productivity, enjoyment, and increased sick days.
Why is change not happening?
The biggest barrier in my opinion is not the inability to think long term, majority of business are well aware that change is required they are just restricted by limited resources, overwhelmed by current stresses and deadlines. Leaving them to place the future proofing in the “too hard basket”. This is the sad truth for so many businesses, especially for big business as there are so many moving parts, making change extremely difficult.
In our next posts we will discuss key Taylored Health and Performance strategies that will shift you and your workplace from struggling to success. Building off our previous post Workplace Wellness 5 Unique Actionable Strategies to Increased ROI and diving deeper to highlight how to be more productive and achieve a deep level of work.