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Blue Ocean Strategy in Small Companies
Anthony Stephenson, Business Consultant, New Zealand, Member
For most small businesses in the current environment, staying alive is a major issue! Simply paying the bills tends to drive one towards the ROS concepts.
The smaller companies have little spare capacity in people to consider the BOS approach. I have seen it work through internal think tanks involving all groups in the company, only to see the hand of the CEO strike it out as he was very conservative.
 

 
The Hand of the CEO
Paul Foster, Entrepreneur, Canada, Member
I am wondering why the effort was initiated by the internal think tanks without getting buy-in from the CEO first?
 

 
The Hand of the CEO
Anthony Stephenson, Business Consultant, New Zealand, Member
Hello Paul, largely I think that he was following a trend of trying out "think tanks" because his peers were, as part of some promotion through the chamber of commerce. We facilitated the meetings, staff members had some great ideas and were really using their creative thinking to go away from their core business.
The CEO seemed more pre-occupied with his next car and routinely failed to give good reasons why something would not work; naturally the ideas dried up quickly!
On reflection the CEO had come from a ROS environment. I should say that he did not last much longer in that role. The new CEO is much more proactive.
 

 
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Blue Ocean Strategy in Small Companies
Bomo Albert-Oguara, Manager, Nigeria, Member
 

 
Can BOS Be Applied at a Small Regional Business Level?
Andrew Nelson, CEO, Australia, SIG Leader
 

 
Can BOS Be Applied at a Small Regional Business Level?
GHESSASSI, Student (University), Morocco, Member
 

 
BOS Applies to Any Size Business
Ted Garrison, Management Consultant, United States, Member
 

 
But Where are the Non-customers?
Andrew Nelson, CEO, Australia, SIG Leader
 

     

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