CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN A FORMULA ONE RACE WITH AN OLD PASSANGER CAR?

You are right; that’s not possible. But ironically, many entrepreneurs are still trying to do the same thing. They are trying to put their business on fast track with the old and less relevant business organization. They seek bigger and better results with the same old work habits. They are trying to scale up their business without building the right capability with respect to people, processes, structure, culture and strategy.

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No matter how passionately you love your passenger car, it cannot help you accelerate beyond a certain limit. Similarly no matter how useful one’s old way of doing business might have proved in the past, it may no longer be useful in today’s fast changing market scenario.

One needs to understand that formula one race calls for specially built cars with high performance engines. All such cars are custom made and fine-tuned to meet the demands of the Grand Prix competition. Their drivers are specially trained for such highly challenging races. Similarly, if an entrepreneur wants to take his business to the fast track of growth, he needs to entirely rebuild the organization to meet the requirements for such business growth. No matter how much willing and capable the driver entrepreneur is he cannot drive his business beyond a certain speed. No matter how badly the entrepreneur wants to grow he can’t do so without proper training and without transforming his business organization to match the demands for the desired growth.

To achieve bigger goals he needs to get new knowledge, acquire new skills and design better strategies. He also needs to abandon his old beliefs and habits that are no more relevant for future. He needs to de-learn these limiting habits, beliefs and strategies. He has to make the slate clean before writing a new story. On the other hand he needs to check the compatibility of his organization (the vehicle) and make necessary changes and build the required capacity. And all this should be done with proper planning and vision.

But do you know that the formula one drivers do not build their cars themselves. They need highly skilled mechanics or automobile engineers for that. They are the experts who design and build the right chasis, right engine & transmission, perfect suspensions and safety features for the F1 driver

But do you know that the formula one drivers do not build their cars themselves. They need highly skilled mechanics or automobile engineers for that. They are the experts who design and build the right chasis, right engine & transmission, perfect suspensions and safety features for the F1 driver

Here, they need to recognize that they have to take the help of organization development (OD) practitioners to engineer or re-engineer the organization to make it ready for the next big leap in the business. Entrepreneurs also need to recognize the importance of having a business coach who will guide them and keep them on the right track through this phase of transformation.

So are you ready to participate in the Grand Prix then, take help of experts to modify your old car to comply with F1 standards or build an entirely new one for yourself. 'ashishmudra dot com' helps SME owners and entrepreneurs to transform their organization to get ready to achieve accelerated business growth. We provide customized solutions for SMEs in the areas of organization development and business coaching, sales and employee productivity.