I’ve been toying around with the idea of documenting the time we spent while living on the road. It was an incredibly formative time for Erin and I and it’s something I want to archive in some meaningful way. So at the prompting of a few author friends, I’ve started to piece together a story about our travels and the faith transition I went through during this time. Here’s the introduction I wrote for the book last month.
As your team or business grows, things change – they have to! A $10 billion business cannot operate the same as a 1-2 person startup. And since no businesses start at that scale, it’s important to understand what helps a team grow without breaking. How can your team continue to innovate, take on new customers, provide quality service, and maintain a healthy work/life balance for your staff?
One of the common tenets of growth theories is that companies require process and structure as they grow. And if they’re lucky, they’ll be around long enough to reach a critical tipping point where too much structure will begin to squash innovation. It’s easy to find examples of companies that have crossed this threshold — they’re slow, bureaucratic, behemoths. How did they get there? At some point in time, someone decided they needed a new process or policy without considering the cost.
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