Gaps are Opportunities, Less is More and Relationships Matter
We have a three-pillar approach to digital strategy consulting at Compliance and Privacy Partners. First, that Gaps are Opportunities, so we encourage our clients to seize them rather than dwell on them. Second, Less is More, especially when it comes to collecting and managing private data. And third, above all else, Relationships Matter. Our Managing Director articulates this in his new book available in 2021, Tomorrow’s Jobs Today.
An excerpt from the book:
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity. John F. Kennedy
The convergence of technology and the rule of law is expected to intensify over the coming years.
It’s a paradigm shift that will force organizations of all sizes, private and public, across all verticals, to balance a world ripe with innovation with an evolving universe of risk and regulatory pressure. Employers and their workforces will be inclined to adapt to this dynamic new digital landscape in their personal and professional lives. Like every era before it, the individuals who lead the way will separate themselves from the pack by identifying, engaging in, and fostering the right opportunities wherever they reveal themselves.
However, edging out rivals and birthing the new strategies of the Information Age will also mean opening big windows of opportunity in the most unlikely and uncomfortable places.
Inevitably, innovation will require us to vigorously pursue ethical solutions that disturb the status quo and ask us to rise above the trivial, adversarial, and political trenches of corporate warfare, bureaucracy, and misplaced micromanagement. The future’s employment requirements will invite us to look around and question within, to leverage our confidence to amplify our brand and market our skillset. Tomorrow’s leaders will be brave enough to scale the dangerous peaks of an increasingly competitive and ethically challenging mountain range. They will drive the problematic conversations that illuminate the valleys in between. To be part of that conversation means stepping outside your comfortable office. Sticking your neck out, and adjusting your eyes to the new light.
The building blocks of this first strategy, while familiar to the new disciplines and emerging technologies of the Information Age, have been around in one form or another for centuries. These include planning, audits, analytics, optimization, and quality assurance. That’s because most of the preeminent wonders in life take time and precision to build. As evidenced by their remnants and legacy. And that means opportunity.
Take King Solomon’s temple. The architect Hiram had thousands of apprentices, fellows, and master stonemasons he relied on to ensure his project management plan didn’t fail. Each of those workers benefited to some degree from the master’s plan. There was a lot of precious time spent on the details and responsibilities delegated to others. It’s the same with modern marvels, from those that transport us across oceans to those we hold in our hands. In each of humanity’s significant accomplishments, there has always been a wealth of opportunity, achieved through a series of many minor goals, seized on by people just like you. Observation and cadence are crucial to pinpointing those opportunities and seeing that magical forest through the trees.