Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning Benjamin Franklin
Growth has always been important but for the 21st century business it has become essential.
Innovation and growth are linked because you can be growing without innovating but that growth is not likely to be secure in the longer term.
Indeed you may just be creating a more risky scenario – for example, many retailers grew by expanding their outlets but are now regretting it as more and more business moves to the internet.
We’re entering an age of acceleration. The models underlying society at every level, which are largely based on a linear model of change, are going to have to be redefined. Because of the explosive power of exponential growth, the 21st century will be equivalent to 20,000 years of progress at today’s rate of progress; organizations have to be able to redefine themselves at a faster and faster pace Ray Kurzweil
A winning business is also a growing business even if it is not in financial terms it needs to be growing across the other factors be it knowledge or relationships. We also believe growth needs to be balanced and built on the factors we outline in the Responsible Organisation Charter(c). We help you achieve this by working with you across all the areas to identify where you need to improve and what areas are your strengths and will give you a competitive advantage
Growth based on chasing money is just not sustainable in the long term, as Tesco illustrates.