These are videos from week one of #25xmastips 4 #agtech on #AGContextTV.
Tip 01: Be The Change Or Be Changed.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”, quote by the the author Mark Twain. To make change in your business, to upgrade your technology, empower your people, save time or reduce costs, it all requires you to get started. Too often, the big wins that could be made in business, are not achieved because of a fear and/or unwillingness to give it a go.
If you want to get more from your data you have to get started.
Tip 02: Know Your Goals
When you know what you need, it becomes much easier to get what you want. Know your strengths and your weaknesses, and most of all, know the things that you can and can not control in your business. When you know who your business, making technology work for your advantage becomes as simple as 1,2,3.
Tip 03: Continuous Improvement Is Iterative
If your business is in constant change, you will never become very good at what you do. Constant change in any organisation, kills trust and performance. Yes, change is essential, but it needs to be staged with breaks that allow people the chance to breathe, recover and prepare for the next step. The secret to continuous improvement is to understand that it is not in fact continuous but rather, it is iterative.
Tip 04: Business Is A System Of Systems
What can we learn from Bill Gates of Microsoft and Ray Kroc of McDonalds?
That business is a system of systems!
Therefore, to get the most from data and technology all you need to do is improve your systems.
Tip 05: Done Is Better Than Perfect
The pathway to perfection is only through practice. But to practice, you have to get it done. Which means that getting it done is more important than getting it perfect.
Therefore, getting it done is always better than making it perfect.
Tip 06: Seek To Improve Before You Replace
It is always less costly and more effective to redesign your business process and retrain your people, than change up your data or technology. Big increases in the returns from your technology investment can be achieved simply by improving how you support the use of the technology by your staff. Better processes, better training, better induction. That is to say, it is easier to change ourselves, than it is to change others.
Tip 07: Your Data Is Your Child
If you want the data of your business to really work for you, you need to look after it. You need to treat your data, as if it was your child (or the child of your business). In this tips, I read the poem I wrote about this a few months ago.