Healthy businesses (and people) go through cycles: disruptive change, response, rest, and then back to disruptive change again. This cycle is crucial for growth. It creates energy, engagement, progress, and keeps us ahead of the competition. Too often though, we don’t want to see it as a repeating cycle because it means more work for us. We engage change (or life hands it to us), we respond to it, and then we happily settle in to wait for the profits to come rolling in or maybe retirement. We deal with the rearranging but then we stop, believing that we are now “all set up”. With the speed of today’s business change cycle, that could not be farther from the truth!
The problem is, although your set up may indeed be perfect at first, everything around you is constantly changing; your business is changing, your customers are changing, your family is changing, and the culture around you is changing. The designed spaces that used to support your habits so well become a trap that keeps you in habits that no longer fit. The objects that used to delight become background noise and clutter, separating you from the mental and physical space that might serve you better, and that might encourage you to embrace new patterns .
We have clients who hire us as part of their annual strategic planning. The physical environment is a powerful tool in implementing business and personal objectives and we create a plan of action that brings your investment in your physical environment into line with your mission and goals.