MOMENTUM: 5 - 20 EMPLOYEES

SUCCES ATTRIBUTES

  • The owner/founder sets the pace.
  • Has clear focus on leverage points and strengths of the business.
  • Stays focused, on strengths and on the business plan.
  • Communicates the vision well and is typically the best sales person for the company.
  • Handles administrative duties in «personal» time.

COMMON PITFALLS

  • The
    owner/founder becomes the obstacle.
  • Stuck
    between greed and fear, he/she lives in survival mode and will take on bad
    business just to get business.
  • Easily
    distracted.
  • Lacks
    discipline to guide the business.

METAMORPHOSIS: 20 - 65 EMPLOYEES

 

SUCCES ATTRIBUTES

  • Owner/entrepreneur
    has successfully scaled early successes to become a manager.
  • The
    founder’s vision is ingrained in the culture.
  • Management
    is actively engaged in all aspects of the business, and has established
    trust throughout the organization.
  • The
    company effectively responds to change, whether it’s growth or decline.

COMMON PITFALLS

  • Business
    is expanding without organizational alignment.
  • Original
    core messages have been lost.
  • Process
    issues either no business processes or a management too focused on
    process.
  • There is a
    lack of alignment between talent and need.

STABILITY: 65 - 100 EMPLOYEES

 

SUCCES ATTRIBUTES

  • Company has stable management and a consistent culture that revolves around key principles or philosophies.
  • Management systems have matured with fiscal, organizational and managerial discipline.
  •  Company has successfully aligned disciplines with key talent.
  • Company has at least one solid cash cow.

 

COMMON PITFALLS

  • Business
    is expanding without
  • The company has outgrown its managers, or hired in professional managers who are not a good fit for the culture.
  • Leadership is hung up on talent costs necessary to drive the organization forward so they don’t hire the best people they can find.

FOCUS: 100+ EMPLOYEES

 

SUCCES ATTRIBUTES

  • Leadership focuses on the future of the company, and considers succession planning and leadership development.
  • More attention is paid to strategic planning.
  • Strong base of business, but has the ability to innovate and diversify.
  • Clearly defined policies and procedures.

COMMON PITFALLS

  • The leadership is the wrong fit for the organization or vision.
  • There is a lack of succession planning to ensure the long-term health of the company.
  • The organization lacks direction.
  • Senior management has lost touch with product and customers.

MOMENTUM: 5 - 20 EMPLOYEES

 

 

SUCCES ATTRIBUTES

  • The owner/founder sets the pace.
  • Has clear focus on leverage points and strengths of the business.
  • Stays focused, on strengths and on the business plan.
  • Communicates the vision well and is typically the best sales person for the company.
  • Handles administrative duties in «personal» time.

COMMON PITFALLS

  • The
    owner/founder becomes the obstacle.
  • Stuck
    between greed and fear, he/she lives in survival mode and will take on bad
    business just to get business.
  • Easily
    distracted.
  • Lacks
    discipline to guide the business.

METAMORPHOSIS: 20 - 65 EMPLOYEES

 

SUCCES ATTRIBUTES

  • Owner/entrepreneur
    has successfully scaled early successes to become a manager.
  • The
    founder’s vision is ingrained in the culture.
  • Management
    is actively engaged in all aspects of the business, and has established
    trust throughout the organization.
  • The
    company effectively responds to change, whether it’s growth or decline.

COMMON PITFALLS

  • Business
    is expanding without organizational alignment.
  • Original
    core messages have been lost.
  • Process
    issues either no business processes or a management too focused on
    process.
  • There is a
    lack of alignment between talent and need.

STABILITY: 65 - 100 EMPLOYEES

 

SUCCES ATTRIBUTES

  • Company has stable management and a consistent culture that revolves around key principles or philosophies.
  • Management systems have matured with fiscal, organizational and managerial discipline.
  •  Company has successfully aligned disciplines with key talent.
  • Company has at least one solid cash cow.

 

COMMON PITFALLS

  • Business
    is expanding without
  • The company has outgrown its managers, or hired in professional managers who are not a good fit for the culture.
  • Leadership is hung up on talent costs necessary to drive the organization forward so they don’t hire the best people they can find.

FOCUS: 100+ EMPLOYEES

 

SUCCES ATTRIBUTES

  • Leadership focuses on the future of the company, and considers succession planning and leadership development.
  • More attention is paid to strategic planning.
  • Strong base of business, but has the ability to innovate and diversify.
  • Clearly defined policies and procedures.

COMMON PITFALLS

  • The leadership is the wrong fit for the organization or vision.
  • There is a lack of succession planning to ensure the long-term health of the company.
  • The organization lacks direction.
  • Senior management has lost touch with product and customers.