We are all getting through the last of our decisions and plotting out the last stretch of strategy for our Mikes Bikes firms but I can’t help feel we have never truly understood the systems that run it. Sure we have made logical and guided decisions to push our firm in the right direction but there also lies our biggest problem, we used logic from our work experiences combined with guidance from Mikes Bikes to make those decisions. However if there is one thing I have learnt from Mikes Bikes it is that it is not logical in how we see logic. The program is logical to the ratios and numbers that run it not to the rainbow of different business experiences that everybody has, no business, environment or person is the same so how can a copied simulation represent that? I only wish I had come to that conclusion much earlier and our team would have been much happier with ourselves and how we’ve done.
With that in mind Christiensen (2010) provided insight into how this relates to me in the future. He talks about comparing our current happiness to what we could be doing in the future. As the CEO it is my job to bring the team together and make it work in the best possible way. An important function of this is how we interact with each other and so far providing a stable, happy and semi-professional work environment has paid off in providing an enjoyable work environment. This has worked in a university environment so why not in a more professional business environment, or was I just lucky with who was put in my group and a normal work environment would mean a different approach was needed? Our own happiness should always be a goal ‘but how much sway do we really have if were not a position of power and even then would those responsibility’s improve our chances’, is a question worth asking now. I believe more questions represents what I have gotten out of this paper so far but I hope that as we begin to bring everything to a close we will have a better opportunity to reflect on the entire picture and hopefully gain a better understanding for the future. It seams all our learning is pined on the last weeks of the course and the marks strangely represent that.