Are you sitting on your hands rather than taking action on those issues, which you know aren’t going to solve themselves? Focus on the big three.
Building the team – Few companies’ management teams are as strong as they need to be to compete in today’s economy. Now is the time to recruit and build. Candidates are available. People are hungry for opportunity. Spend some of that cash and seek out those gems who can ignite your company’s future.
Righting spending – Not every company has adjusted its staffing and spending to the new realities. That doesn’t mean ramping up the layoffs. It does mean becoming brutally honest about whether that pet project or program of yours is every really going to pay off. Figuring out where to cut and where to hold is hard work, but no one else is going to do it for you.
Driving revenue – The future is all about revenue and revenue growth. That requires investing significant amounts of resources. Spend the time to analyze your opportunities and then place your bets. If your current business, product, or service is not a good bet, better start looking for another place to play.