Given the realities facing companies in the post-recession economy, growing businesses and those who lead them require the skills and abilities of a ninja: stealth, speed and efficiency.
These maneuvers enable growing businesses to adapt resources (i.e., staff, production, sales efforts) to meet market demands – hopefully without aid of nunchucks. Yet there is a fine line between intelligent adaptation, and total chaos.
What sets flexible and resilient companies apart from their undirected counterparts is their ability to build infrastructure to accommodate change, rather than reacting helter-skelter to fluctuations in supply and demand.
This paper examines three maneuvers growing businesses use to achieve above-average growth and higher revenues. These three strategies, outsourcing, automating and using cloud technology are only successful when leveraged smartly.