In recent weeks/months, I’ve experienced again, the old adage that the more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s clear that despite many people’s protestations, the need to plan for change is essential, and also the need to trust instincts about people.
In the modern world of web, skype, socia, media and transient relationships that develop quickly and are quickly removed, people don’t really appreciate the value of sharing information, or energy and time, as much as they did before.
If someone is giving you an hour or two of time to listen to their ideas, to suggest improvements, people to talk to, ways to develop them, this can be a very valuable resource indeed. However how many people think this way?
In business, and in life, it seems the only certainty is to plan your business for change, and be able and willing to move quickly when it occurs.
Being agile is a great asset, and requires strong fundamentals, clear blueprints to work, and the willingness to follow through on what you say, and the people you’re willing to engage with.