Many have labeled our current economic climate as a connection economy. Considering that is a fair label, are you making connections?
So often we are focused on the product, the service, or other tangible aspects of our business. Build the best product. Have the best quality. Deliver the best service.
We do it in our careers too. Get more education. Have the most credentials. Achieve the best title. Make lots of money.
Business or personal, all these things are important. Yet, many businesses and people struggle to close the sale, struggle to get recognized for superior service, or struggle to find a new job or get that all-important promotion.
Questions to Ask
The questions may become:
“In a connection economy what makes growing companies grow?”
“In a connection economy what is important for the new job, career change, or advancement?”
The best answers may be as simple as it seems. Connections.
Many people suggest that society is shifting. Heads down, many stare at a small device held in the palm of their hand. A technology prayer.
Yet, humanity still seeks connections. In-person, or through technology, the social interaction often drives what happens next.
It becomes about who we think of when we need a new employee. It becomes about the brands and products we choose in a sea of possible selections.
The fastest growing companies on the planet are doing more than making things, selling stuff, or delivering exceptional service. Again, all those things matter but what matters in a connection economy is building strong connections.
Make good stuff, deliver great service, be the best you can be.
Be sure to connect.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.