This week for me is the start of workload piling up. The week was filled with classes; tests and completing essays come after the other. As a result I was only able to make one of the meetings for our 300 team. As many of us will have to other academic commitments, I have a feeling that for the last few weeks, we will have difficulty having the whole team present during all three of our meeting each week. As a result of some members of our team not being present during our meetings, I feel like we have even more difficulty of being effective and efficient in our work. As each of us have specific individual roles, we have to realize that some of us we not be able to deliver for the team due to our commitments. For me, this week was my fault. I felt like I let the team down, as I was not able to come to the meeting and contribute towards the decisions we make as a team.
The reading “is your strategy flying blind?” is very interesting as it suggest that in the contemporary business world, a granular approach in running a business can prove to be more effective and precise. (Baghai, Smit, Viguerie, 2009). It suggests that having a detailed and precise data and information, can lead towards a more profitable organization. (Baghai, Smit, Viguerie, 2009). In terms of mikesbikes, I have to agree that that having this approach towards our analytical process could be beneficial. As a team we usually look at the data to see how we have progressed in our market. But I believe that if we paid more attention to the smaller details, we could make more profit. At the beginning of this course I remember Peter saying that most groups have the same strategies…. But it’s how you execute them that make a difference. Before we make our decisions in the company, if we paid a bit more attention towards the details we could crate more profit and more revenue.
But this is difficult for my team, as I believe that throughout the weeks ahead, not all of us will be able to attend our meeting. As a result it will be even more difficult to pay attention to the results, as there are less people. But in order to have a granular approach towards our work, we need our whole team and when we aren’t there, our team till is at a disadvantage as there will be less brain to work on our business. But I guess we have to be more supportive throughout the hard and difficult times. We could compromise our time for each other and help each other out by doing their bits for them if they are able to make the meetings. This week I let the team down as I was not able to lend my brain to the team and if I was there we possibly could have paid more attention to the details. But for me, from now I will be more supportive of my team, pay attention to the small details as they could make a difference, and I will also try my best to make it to the meetings.
Baghai, M., Smit, S., & Viguerie, P. (2009). Is your growth strategy flying blind? Harvard Business Review, 87(5), 86---96.