There's an old saying in business that goes, "If you're not growing, you're shrinking." Speak to any entrepreneur and you'll likely find that this adage hits close to home. That's because some statistics place success rates of your typical company at less than 20 percent. That means the vast majority of companies are not hitting their revenue and profitability targets.
Maybe you do have solid business growth strategies. Perhaps you're thinking big and focusing on market expansion and new partnerships. Maybe you're driving your organization with a grand vision and adhering to that great tenet of business success: 10 percent inspiration, 90 percent perspiration. But even with your nose to the grindstone and your eyes on the prize, you may still not be hitting those growth targets.
One of the biggest culprits is internal. Many businesses lack the organizational infrastructure to support successful execution of their target goals. Below we'll discuss how you can achieve growth by integrating strategy with infrastructure, building these organizational capabilities, strengthening leadership in all roles, and ultimately growing the core business.