7 Deadly Sins that Kill Companies – Part 6: Short Termism



By Marti Nyman, Think. Act. Grow

“The sixth deadly sin in our series is like many of its companions – silent killers that insidiously creep into organizations, robbing them of precious opportunities to do great things, and the realization that this has happened is almost always too late to make a dramatic change in direction.

Short termism manifests itself in largely established, medium to big enterprises. While I’ve seen it a few times in startups, their life is usually so full of just trying to stay alive that their focus, while on the short to medium term, is about survival and getting to live to see the day where they can dream of long term plans.”

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