I loved basketball as a kid, wanting more than anything to play in the NBA one day. But I didn’t make it past high school, my 5’9 inch height and limited jumping ability holding me back. If I were only eight inches taller…
The scandal enveloping the Department of Veterans Affairs was years in the making, as patient-eligibility guidelines expanded without corresponding funding, swamping health centers with sick veterans whom dishonest bureaucrats chose to ignore rather than treat.
That old axiom "grow or die" might apply to certain aspects of human development or the natural world, but be very careful how you apply it to your business. The truth is that "grow or die" can be, and often is, devastating.
I recently read a headline in the business section of a newspaper that announced how a large organization had agreed to a six-year, $29M plan to rollout a new computer system. It made me wonder what would happen if companies made similar commitments to rolling out organizational health. To do so would cost millions less and, although there wouldn’t necessarily be a fixed length of time, the return on investment wouldn’t fall victim to obsolescence, either.