"You need to train people for their next jobs, not the ones they're in right now."
A participant shared that in an experience strategy workshop.
His comment got me thinking: How much of what we do is based around right now, when it REALLY should be oriented toward getting ready for whatever is next?
The next . . .
- Business Model?
- Competitive Threat?
- Unexpected Market Development?
- Disruptive Innovation?
While you want to importantly make sure what's going on right now is working well, you HAVE to carve off investment resources (focus, time, money, effort) to make sure you are ready for whatever is next.
Look at where you are giving your attention and other investment resources. Are they setting you up for future success? Or are they merely keeping you paddling in place for right now?