I may not be the homemaker of my mother's generation, but I do make it a practice to "deep clean" my home twice a year and one of those time is usually in early Spring. Despite my best efforts to keep belongings in their designated place, inevitably I find that those appointed places begin to look cluttered and disorganized. Even though I do not suffer from OCD, I find that I hit a tipping point in which the detritus of life becomes distracting, discouraging, and ineffectual.
This is the time when I rotate apparel - hats, gloves, boots, and scarves move to the basement closet along with winter coats; sweaters move to the top of the closet and summer clothing moves to the more accessible lower shelves. It is during this rearrangement of clothing that I purge items I no longer wear or are looking tired and make my mental shopping list for pieces I want to add to my wardrobe.
As I complete these tasks, my happiness grows, and a sense of serenity is restored. Additionally, I often catch items on clearance at the end of the season and then promptly forget about them. So each cleaning cycle offers a discovery of hidden treasures that build my excitement for the climbing of the thermometer.
As a business owner or leader, Spring arrives six weeks before the second half of the year making it the perfect time to assess your organization and tweak a few things to ensure that you are positioned to hit full stride at mid-year. A great place to start is your organizational structure.
Structure, used as a dynamic business lever, is an accelerator for growth.
Many companies make the mistake of treating their structure as a static business design element, only to find that when their sales take-off, they struggle to keep pace.
Smart businesses manage a healthy tension between doing more within the boundaries of their current organization structure and investing in strategic changes to the structure in preparation for their planned growth.
If you are planning to make 2019 your best year ever, now is the time to assess your organizational structure before it becomes distracting, discouraging, and ineffectual.
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