Whilst management is often focussed on doing new things…commencing new strategies it also useful to consider the process of strategic abandonment.

In business and in life I practice strategic abandonment.

What is it that we are doing at present that we must stop doing? What systems, processes, activities, people and even values should we abandon?

Only if we stop doing certain things and free up our resources can we effectively commence new ones.

This also applies to people. In all organisations there are those that evolve with it and then are those that simply can’t or won’t. It is important to manage these people out of the organisation appropriately.

(to be continued)