PKF Texas – The Entrepreneur’s Playbook™: What Kind of Music Does Your Company Play?

by | Oct 3, 2008 | PKF Texas - The Entrepreneur's Playbook®

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Bob Anderson with Microsoft had an interesting way of describing the way businesses tackle various improvement portfolios within their organizations.  Traditional views of business process re-engineering (BPR) establish a baseline based upon very stringent rules and data sources.  If your company follows this way of thinking you play a lot of orchestra music.  A structured process, with distinct rules. 

However business is not always structured and that’s where the cool cats of jazz come into play.  Jazz musicians base their success on improvisation, adapting to changes in condition.  They work within the framework of music, but outside the established processes.

Today’s world is about improvisation and adapting to change rapidly and quickly, do you have the team or tools to be a cool cat business jazz player?


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