Business – It Doesn’t Have To Be That Complex

Having thought about this long and hard and read a multitude of opinions and research, I think that we are genuinely over complicating the process of running a successful business.

I believe it boils down to 3 core ingredients:

  1. Having a solid, value-based proposition/product
  2. Implementing an agile and structured approach (yes, the two can live side by side) to deliver the proposition/product
  3. Creating the right culture to inspire and motivate both employees and customers to have a relationship with the proposition/product.

The first 2 elements are the most tangible and widely understood with a number of well-proven approaches to achieve them. The third element, culture, is where we generally struggle. It dawned on me this morning that the answer is within our grasp.

I was looking at the research on the countries which ranked in the top 10 for happiness and there are some common characteristics, as you would expect:

  1. A sense of community
  2. Good work/life balance
  3. High level of education/intellectual stimulation
  4. A high level of engagement and care about their country.

These elements are the building blocks for a culture within an organisation.

If the management focus for a business includes culture on an equal footing with financial and employee performance, I genuinely think everything else will flow.

Nik Davis
Nik Davis
NIK DAVIS is a business transformation expert and has spent 20 years in the corporate world. Her comfort zone is order, logic and applying analytical tools to solve complex problems. She is also a keen observer of life, a writer and eccentric. Nik has recently returned to the world of work after taking a career break to spend time with her family. Upon her return, she found that her perspective had changed, as had the world she was returning to. Nik decided to carve out a new place in that world and mould some of it to fit her too. Nik sees life from quirky angles, shaped by experiences and the vast amount of knowledge we now have access to. She likes to write about her experiences and observations. To ‘tell it how it is’ and to find a more authentic way to live, whether in our professional or personal lives. Nik often talks about finding ‘The Third Way’. It’s a philosophy about life, having a personal life as well as a career, making money and being socially generous, being logical and sensitive, living by the rules of a society but not being afraid to challenge them, inspiring others to feel good but not for your own ego, giving rather than taking. Nik wants to make a difference to this world by getting people to see things differently, to try new ways of working but most of all, to re-discover our true selves and therefore reach our true potential. Nik also has two other persona’s: nikdavis which is where Nik writes about her deeply personal experiences of life. Nik runs a facebook group alongside this website to create a safe place for people to discuss the topics that are raised in her blog. Nik’s second persona is Lilly Isabella and this is where she shares her passion of fashion and design.




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