look out for patterns
With so much information around in developing businesses it’s a real stretch to focus on the right areas and make sense of what’s going on. If you can manage if for yourself the next challenge will be to take everyone else with you.
The picture is continually changing and often the approach to the last challenge is thrown away. Re-using what’s gone before takes a bit of effort and spotting patterns is one practical way to pull it off. A pattern can be a simple connection between 2 or more things – expressed visually or ‘when we saw this and this happen we decided to do this ..’.
You’ll keep coming back to apply useful patterns in different situations with the a positive effect. You carry forward the buy-in from those involved in developing the pattern so there’s a real ‘feel-good’ factor to using. Next time you’re looking at a challenge or opportunity take a bit of time to spot some useful patterns for re-use,