“In” or “On” – Understanding the Difference Can Transform Your Business. Read More for Insights on How to Make This Transformation

Tina Winslow
September 29, 2023

In the first part of this series, we touched upon the defining question that every business leader faces: Are you working “in” or “on” your business? The distinction between the two shapes your company’s future. Now, let’s dive deeper into how mastering the art of balance between these two states can transform your business to new heights.

1. Recalibrating the Day-to-Day

Even when you’re knee-deep in daily tasks, you don’t have to lose sight of your strategic goals. This is where the art of delegation comes into play. By entrusting your team with operational responsibilities, you free up mental and temporal space to focus on the broader mission. Remember, while buzzing from task to task, keep sight of the hive.

2. Prioritizing the Big Picture

In our previous post, we likened working “on” your business to being the captain of the ship. As the captain, it’s your job to set the course and lead the crew toward the destination. However, you can’t do this effectively without regular checkpoints. Schedule time in your calendar specifically for strategic planning. You are ensuring that your short-term actions align with your long-term vision.

3. The Ebb and Flow of Balance

We talked about the magic that happens when you blend working “in” and “on” your business. It’s not a one-time act but an ongoing process. It’s about being agile and adaptable, knowing when to dig into details and when to zoom out for a broader view. Understanding this ebb and flow can lead to more effective decision-making and, ultimately, a more resilient business.

Transform Your Business Today

Knowing how to balance these two aspects of business management is crucial but not always straightforward. At Art of Strategy Consulting, we provide tailor-made solutions that help you find this balance. We help you align your daily operations with your strategic outlook so you can manage the present while preparing for the future. Are you eager to bring this balance into your operations? Reach out to Art of Strategy Consulting, and let’s transform your business into a masterpiece of strategic balance. We’re here to help.