The Test of “Time”
As a kid I used to wonder why organizations and stores across the world write on their boards, tag lines like “Since 1831” or “since 1920”. But, with running my own organizations both DAMS and TeleRad Providers I have realized that we actually improved, and added processes every year. We are actually not the same organization anymore, we have changed with time and we have evolved with evolving technologies and consumer needs. Now I have understood the value of organizations which have survived more than 100 years with changing customer base and mindset, have actually stood the test of time. This shows their patience and willingness to change according to times. It shows their adaptability or else their products would stop making sense. Time is most important test for any organization, because it does not forgive, if you don’t respect changing times you will perish. Most people/ start ups give up in initial years. There is chasm between starting something new and becoming mainstream. People who become successful are the ones who cross the chasm by surviving the test of time. Organizations are like people, they age, with age some mature into adaptable system while some become senile, lose connect with the consumer base. True relationships and great organisations stand the test of time.
May we get the gift to come up with ideas that will last. Ideas that will stand the ”test of time”.
The Test of “Time” Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Rating: