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Effectiveness: Getting the Right Things Done

Roadmap Step Eight

Navigating the Complexities of Growth

Navigating Complexities of Growth

Research determined that complexity increased as companies grew. Complexity was caused by the addition of people through 7 Stages of Growth from 1 – 500 employees.


The 7 Stages of Growth


The 7 Stages of Growth model was developed by James Fischer, Founder of Origin Institute, a Boulder Colorado research and consulting company. The Stages of Growth are based on a 6-year study of entrepreneurial companies in the Front Range and Silicon Valley and interviews with over 650 CEOs to understand and decipher the patterns, the behavior, and the characteristics of growth in entrepreneurial enterprises.


What Stage of Growth are you in?


Stage 1 – Start-Up: 1 – 10 employees
Stage 2 – Ramp Up: 11 – 19 employees
Stage 3 – Delegate: 20 – 34 employees
Stage 4 – Professional: 35 – 57 employees
Stage 5 – Integration: 58 – 95 employees
Stage 6 – Strategic: 96 – 160 employees
Stage 7 – Visionary: 161 – 500 employees


By recognizing and understanding these powerful stages of growth Business Owners and CEOs are better able to:


Initiate, manage and complete your change initiatives
Improve the outcome of your decisions
Calibrate the impact you, as a leader, have on your company’s performance
Manage and advance the forces driving your company’s profitability
Resonate and respond to the hidden agents influencing your work community


This Unique, One-of-a-kind Model Helps a CEO/Business Owner in Three Ways:


1. Predict how growth will impact their company
2. Focus on the right things at the right time
3. Adapt their leadership skills to the needs of the company as it grows


Creating a sustainable, thriving enterprise takes time, patience, and planning. And it takes practicing the art of intentionality and knowing how to navigate through the various stages of enterprise growth.


As a business owner who recognizes and understands these powerful stages of growth you are better able to:


Initiate, manage and complete your change initiatives

Improve the outcome of your decisions

Calibrate the impact you, as a leader, have on your company’s performance

Manage and advance the forces driving your company’s profitability

Resonate and respond to the hidden agents influencing your work community


Take The Next Step


Click on the following link to the brief strategy questionnaire to identify the one or two actions you can take right now to more effectively navigate the complexities of growth.

Click Here to be Redirected to the Questionnaire

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