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Short-term versus Long-Term Strategic Thinking

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Strategic thinking is a major component of business planning that sets the course of action that leads to either business success or business failure. Short-term thinking can be problematic as resources are wasted fixing potholes and gaining immediate results without considering long-term solutions. Executives that focus exclusively on short-term results sometimes leave their organizations in worse shape. A great portion of our day is engaged in crisis management where new problems arise and we must deal with them immediately before the they spread. This process can be effective in the short run but can damage the company in the long-term when the root of the problem is not addressed. The crisis situations will continue to spread and grow as the underlying issues spread. A strategy should focus on limiting the damage caused by crisis problems while ensuring the root problem is still being addressed. Executives who think short-term will see immediate results but will often damage

Three Tips for Developing Innovative Companies

Innovation is what makes the world grow and develop. In companies innovation can be worth a mountain of gold as a single innovative idea could turn a company ready to go bankrupt into a star performer. Just look at Apple and the development of innovative products that helped transform the company into a cash cow. To improve innovation in your company consider three different human capital areas of focus.  There are a few good reasons why a company should develop innovation that includes stagnation through lack of new products and processes. Most companies will eventually move into a period of stagnation unless innovation is given appropriate weight. Companies must change the way they operate if they want to continue to grow.  Innovation has many different factors that range from culture to compensation. However, it is sometimes beneficial to think of broad areas of improvement thereby leaving the details to the uniqueness of each company. At a minimum innovative implementa