Our reader poll today asks: How much has your organization’s strategy shifted in the last 12 months?
- Significantly: We’re going in a brand new direction. 20.8%
- Somewhat: We’ve got a few major shifts but are staying on course. 34.4%
- Not very: We’re generally headed in the same direction with a couple of adjustments. 36.2%
- Not at all: We’re full speed ahead on our current path. 8.6%
Balancing consistency with agility. Unless there are large shifts in the market or in your organization, your strategy should remain consistent (assuming it’s working). Most of you report that you’re staying the course. For those who are undergoing major shifts, be sure you understand what is driving those changes. Change for the sake of change can doom a good strategy. If you’re not changing at all, take a moment to assess the market around you to ensure you’re not missing any big trends or risks that could affect your business down the road. Shifting during times of calm is much easier to do than when you’ve been caught unaware by a big change in the market.
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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 240,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.