During a recent trip to New York, I heard how the MetLife North Building was originally planned to be 100 stories and then the Great Depression hit.
It reminded me of the many times we have to stop, reassess and make new plans as organizations. We’ve participated in three recessions during my 35 years here at Marco. We have also transitioned our company from office products and typewriters to the technology services company we are today.
The pace of change is far more substantial today than ever before, and we find ourselves constantly considering the barriers. We’ve learned that the higher the barrier of entry, the higher the reward.
We all have future disruptors that could completely change how we do business. As leaders, how we navigate these will determine the sustainability of our business long-term.