Today’s post is from our Mental Toughness Partner, Tammy Marshall at The B Hive, a business transformation consultancy that specialises in the Travel, Tourism, Hospitality, Leisure and Entertainment sectors. The B Hive specialises in transforming people and businesses so that they can future proof themselves against the rate of technological change.
In this insightful article, Tammy shares Seven Ways To Future Proof Your Business.
Over to you, Tammy:
It can be hard to focus on the future when the demands of the present day are so insistent. You’ve got work to do, bills to pay, products to ship. Exactly when do any of us have time to crystal ball gaze?
Well, the bad news is that business people who don’t stop to consider what’s around the corner are as vulnerable as an ice-cream in a heatwave.
And while it’s not possible to ‘future proof’ a business or a person – the future’s going to happen anyway and it’s beyond our control – what you can do is think about innovating, adapting, collaborating and building influence.
Your aim should not be to hide from the future. It should be to have the capacity to deal with it or, better still, actively create it.
Because here’s the good news. You can avoid being disrupted by the waves of change by becoming part of the wave.
So where to begin? Here are seven ways you can get started on planning for the future.