Rob Attwell, COO of Careteam Technologies, joins us for a chat on the strategies he uses to effectively manage his team and understand his clients. Overloading on processes has been known for slowing down innovation, but Rob talks about how Careteam is able to balance both while scaling up a nine-month start-up. Finally, Rob emphasizes that there is no excuse for not planning for the future.
Everyone knows that technology is changing the way we work and new companies are disrupting the business landscape on a daily basis.
What if you are one of those companies that is changing the game and are blazing a new path for industry; how do you know what to do next, how do you know where the next opportunities are, and how do you prepare your company to take advantage of them?
I once watched two little league baseball teams in a final game go head to head. On
one side was the top ranked team, on the other the underdog who were second to last in the
standings. The top ranked team’s coach was intense, angry and wasn’t afraid to let
his team know that they were not performing to their maximum potential.
If you’re watching the ongoing shifts in the economy, technology and culture you may be feeling a little dizzy. For some it’s exciting but there are plenty of moments when it can be almost overwhelming.
You can tell it’s impacting the way you make decisions, and your organization has no choice but to keep shifting and adjusting along side of your plans.
As someone trained in the field of decision sciences, I am encouraged to look at organizational (business) problem solving in a fairly structured way. This paradigm focuses on three questions in an objective and, indeed, a pretty straightforward manner:
1. What is the problem?
2. What are the alternatives?
3. Which alternative is the best?