Modus Operandi (Read time 0:49)
When I was the head honcho at MCInc, my partner and I were constantly grappling with our company’s “Modus Operandi,” or two distinct operating states: “Maintenance & Growth.” It took awhile for us to ultimately get a grip on the fact that in order to maintain our big project we needed to delegate & conserve. In order to grow our big project, we needed to innovate & improve. There’s an appropriate time for maintenance and a perfect time for growth.
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|Posted By Barbara McMann|
| Slow Growth |
Great to take a step back and be self-aware (conscious) of what I am doing. I see that I tend to GROW one area of my work while the rest stay in MAINTENANCE. This way I have energy and Focus for that area of growth. After growth, that newly-grown area maintains after which there is a time to EVALUATE the new growth: Do I love it? Was there a profit? What areas need improving? Then I may GROW it again.....modified.
|Posted By Rachel|
| Took a look in my pocket.. |
Hi Michael...ohh it is all growth for a while.. Michael ...have a super day:-):-) Rachel
|Posted By Kevin Beauchamp|
| modus operandi |
This is very interesting. Definitely something to think about. I have so many different projects in different phases all the time. I realize that they go through these cycles though and may be able to fine tune the process.
|Posted By ol goob|
| Timing |
Perfect timing for me to read this. Thanks for the 'nudge'!
|Posted By Jane|
| Love your wisdom & clarity |
As usual, your wisdom is presented with such clarity! Also did you reverse "Maintenance & Growth" ... a time to... intentionally or inadvertently? Keep the thought proving dialogue coming!!
|Posted By Rich Pulin|
| Challenge vs Practicality vs Suitability |
This is all based on maintenance, growth and other strata and phases of accountability: So, we moved away from stagnant, chemical-laden air, big-city bustle, including grid-lock, road-rage, forclosure and unemployment... We are now in a mountainous area south of the border...pure air, scenic and quiet.. My creative juices are flowing like crazy! Always one to have circumnavigated the genre-barriers in songwriting, last week, alone, I wrote a 'funk-ish'tune, authentic country, and one I classify as jazz salsa-nova...my challenge: here in the jungle, there are no studios, and I have no recording equipment..live on a fixed budget = no money for demos, and am at the mercy of friends back home who have all of that stuff!
|Posted By Tommy Bay|
| Switch |
I realize if I were in Maintenance all the time, I would die of boredom or just plain failure of the old ways. On the other hand, if I were always in Growth mode, I would die of a heart attack. There is a natural ebb and flow from one to the other, but the temptation is to extend the Maintenance mode to rest....That happened to me when I was writing “formula” songs for so long that the same old formula was pulling down my songwriting into a downspin. I went too long before I tried some “new” “growth” approaches to my songwriting and UP went the fan interest!
|Posted By Barb|
| Change |
Thought-provoking. I just realized that I have a cycle of GROWTH, where I plan and invent a new idea or product. Still in growth when I implement it and make changes as it goes. Then the change flips into maintenance (what I call cruise control) until a new idea hatches.