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Operational Barriers to Success Starting a business and thriving in that industry in today’s society can be arduous but rewarding simultaneously. There are many obstacles and attributes that can hinder a business from being successful. Companies in every industry have experienced challenges that they have had to overcome to consistently contend with top competitors. An organization can identify barriers early on to be able to adapt and overcome the challenges. What are barriers that organizations face?
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It is very frustrating to be told about a new idea without any type of explanation for the change. I recognize that leading change is incredibly difficult and Kotter seems to understand the structure of organizational change. If leaders will follow his guidelines and recommendations for their organizations, they can improve business and become significantly better companies. Works Cited Kotter, John P. “Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail.” Harvard Business Review, Vol. 85 Issue 1, 96-103.
1.1.1 MVP vs. Prototype vs. POC One of the most important questions arising from the last subchapter is how can companies manage uncertainty. In 2011, Eric Ries the author of the book “Lean Startup”, created a framework to accelerate innovation in startup companies. The author defines a startup as “a human institution designed to create something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty” (Ries, 2014, p.31). According to Ries, startups succeed by understanding the needs of their customers. They have to “learn from the customer” and build minimum viable products, which then step by step lead to their marketable end product.
It is critical to break the business down into a few key metrics (Wilson, 2010). Carefully selected metrics feed the model that can take the raw data and turn it into a useful visual tool for the company. Customer Focused Business Strategy An honest self-evaluation is one of the first steps business leaders can take toward selecting the proper metrics and prioritizing them correctly. The set of measurements will be difficult to define specifically because they should be driven by company goals and objectives which can vary significantly by company (Marshall, 2007). An intr... ... middle of paper ... ...higher level metrics of cost and revenue.
Great inspiration and a creative idea require deep thinking. I have learned that opportunity identification involves looking into the problems first rather than diving headfirst into the solution. Identifying and analyzing customer’s needs, market size, sustainability and scalability allows easy identification of low and high potential concepts. As stated in the article by Tim Brown (Brown, 2008), human-centric approach of innovation should be part of the design process as it gives insights into the life of an everyday person. The biggest challenge for me was how to change the perception of customers who have been using existing products on the market.
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