Small- and medium-sized professional services companies often have a hard time prioritizing resources for investing in their future. And for those who understand that riding the new economy requires new skills, then the transformation into a learning culture is imperative. Analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of your organization’s significant influencers is an adaptation of a standard business planning tool to find out how to grow organically or through acquisitions.
For further perspectives and ideas that may help you to contribute in your position, leadership or not, take a look at this article, published in Industrial Management. The article reviews concerns identified by over 100 CEO’s at a recent national conference for professional services design/construction firms, and provides solutions. I think you will find this article fresh and relevant.
P.S. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts just lifted its 50 employee ceiling to 100 employees, for its 50% learning program grants. Information on how you and your company can benefit from this program can be found here.