From our perspective, we’re seeing the upcoming year to be one of effectiveness and efficiency. One where you do more with what you have. One where you focus on getting the most out of what you already have. We’re not talking about extreme cost cutting or about squeezing out efficiencies from operation through lean manufacturing and six sigma. We’re talking about focusing on value creation.
For too long, companies have been running flat out. They’ve been overheated and too busy looking after a booming industry to pause and reflect. We believe 2016 will be a time where our industry will take advantage of the forced pause to reflect on who they are and where they choose to play. It will be a year focused on rebuilding and crafting an offering aligned with one’s expertise. Gone are the days of being all-things-to-all-people. This storm-induced delay will force many to regroup and take advantage of the lull.
From our vantage point, we’re already seeing a refocus on effectiveness and efficiency. The future will be held by those focused on getting the most out of what they already have. Company leaders are no longer wasting time and money trying to be all things to all people.
In fact, we’re seeing many leaders investing on refining their offerings and investing strategically in telling their stories. They are reconnecting with their market and determining what it is about their companies that bring true value. They are using this pause to refine and rebuild. For when the storm clouds part and the sun returns, it is those ready who will make it a year worth celebrating.