How to Fix Recurring Business Problems: Fix the ‘Potholes’

In running your business, you’ll face challenges that always need to be fixed. To the company’s detriment, side-stepping these issues and hoping for better results becomes normal behavior. I call it “Pothole Behavior” – a term that describes the ineffective approach to problem-solving in business management.

The problems that hinder operations, systems, and growth are like potholes; they re-appear no matter how often a ‘new and improved’ patch is applied. These recurring business problems can significantly impact your company’s success and growth potential.

Applying a quick fix to business challenges is easy, but you can’t outsmart the underlying issues.

In a month, six months, or a year, these problems re-appear bigger than ever, blocking your path to building the company you dream of having. As a business owner or CEO, it’s crucial to address the root causes of these recurring issues.

However, the problem isn’t just the surface-level challenge. The real problem is much deeper … deeper than your eye can see. Identifying and addressing the underlying factors contributing to these business problems is essential for long-term success.

Permanently correcting ‘what’s deeper’ is uncomfortable and may result in a shift to your business model. Ignoring it may eventually sink your ship. As a business leader, you must be willing to shift your approach or risk the consequences.

Diving deeper to permanently destroy the barriers holding you back is part of ‘Re-thinking the CEO Operating System.’ By addressing the root causes of recurring business problems, you can build a stronger, more resilient company that is well-equipped to face future challenges.