What are the Next Business Practices?

What are the Next Business Practices?

Andrea Funes – September 4, 2016

Nowadays there are Best Practices to help organizations become more efficient, productive and profitable. While they are the result of experience and studies and might seem the absolute truth, we can not and we should not think of them as a universal diet, because they would abandon what makes unique an organization.


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Because we all want to be better, every new year we set certain goals. Unfortunately, we are not always successful meeting those goals. When this happens, we question our own will. It is discouraging to realize that no matter how much effort we put on it, we did not achieve our goal, we were not able to follow our own rules.

Some of the times, this happens because our brain has already myelinated[1] the way for a certain neuronal behavior. But most of the times, we are not able to achieve our goal because what we think is best for us, it is not. The same goes for companies.

I will give an example to clarify this idea, although it is simple, it is difficult to apply it on a daily basis.

Suppose that the habit you want to change or improve has to do with your diet. You want to lose weight and you decide that the best way to achieve you goal is to follow your friend’s diet just because he has dropped the same pounds you want to lose.

Over the days, the scale gives you bad news, you are still at the same weight, or worse, you have lost weight but what you have lost is muscle, not fat.

The emotions related to this failed attempt will not be very positive or pleasant, it will be expected from you to try to blame someone or something, either your friend, the diet itself, or yourself for not following the diet perfectly (although you did it).

But what actually happens? There are certain habits or behaviors that are healthy for everyone, as having breakfast, eating 3 meals and 2 snacks, and drinking 8 glasses of plain water. However, the composition of our body, age, sex, level of exercise, and the reaction to certain foods, among others, are variables that make us unique when determining the calories we can consume, and more important, the amount and proportion of each food group. We often ignore these differences even though they are very importante in terms of our success or failure.

I can imagine that for this point you are asking yourself what does this has to do with the Next Business Practices? It has everything to do.

Nowadays there are Best Practices to help organizations become more efficient, productive and profitable. While they are the result of experience and studies and might seem the absolute truth, we can not and we should not think of them as a universal diet, because they would abandon what makes unique an organization.

This is the reason that nowadays the Next Practices have taken greater market strength. And how do we do it? In LOVIS we make sure to take the practices that your company has developed and which made it successful, add some proven practices that work best in many companies and design and implement new innovative practices. All these in order to provide organizations with the diet they need to achieve their results.

[1] A habit is generated after repeating the same activity many times. What happens at brain level is that the neural pathway that generates a behavior is reinforced by myelin, this makes it faster and more resistant to change.