The expression “playing the long game” seems to be counterintuitive in today’s instant gratification world, but we need to think of our business, employees, and customers in the sense of a lifetime. We all need to play the long game.
So here’s my question to you:
What’s the long game for your business? Where do you want to be ten years from now?
What’s the long game for your employees? How will they be positively contributing ten years from now? How do you help them to achieve their own dreams, goals and aspirations so that they are happy, engaged and your biggest company cheerleader?
What’s the long game for your customers? How will their needs change ten years from now?
Focusing on the long game brings in a bit of double vision. Here’s what I mean:
Having a successful business today is important, of course, but it has to be coupled with your plans for a successful business ten years from now.
The long game is what all successful long-term businesses do well.
So what is your long game?
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