Modus Operandi (Read time 0:49)
When I was a 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.
|Posted By John Essex|
| M&G |
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 Rondo|
| Cruise Control |
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.
|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.