Run all your new and existing initiatives through the Implementation Triangle to ensure your results create real impact
Hey there, George Zenon from Booming Business here.
In today’s video we’re going through The Implementation Triangle and how you can use it to scale and grow your business.
I was in a session with a lady who I’ve been working with for the last couple of months. When I first met her, she was really frustrated. She had all these ideas, she was trying to implement them, they weren’t quite working as expected and her business wasn’t growing. So, I took her through the steps of The Implementation Triangle. Since then, she’s been using it and getting some really fantastic results. So, let’s go ahead and look at what it is and how it can work for you, too.
If you want your new or existing initiatives to stick and have the best chance of making a long-term, lasting and positive impact on your business, then you need to run them through The Implementation Triangle. If you don’t, you run the risk of having mediocre results, a lack of consistency, and nothing really gaining enough traction to make a difference.
The Implementation Triangle is a three stage framework created to ensure anything you do gets implemented properly.
The three stages are Optimization, Systematization and Innovation.
Let’s have a quick look at each one.
Optimization is about achieving peak performance for anything you have currently implemented in your business.
It involves refining an initiative, testing the new results, tweaking it further, and then repeating the process until every drop of performance has been achieved.
The Systematization step is all about documentation.
Here’s where everything gets listed step-by-step, compiled in a central and easy to access location, that all your relevant people are trained on these systems and held accountable to implement and deliver them.
The Innovation stage of the triangle is all to do with new ways forward. New ideas. New strategies. New tactics. New initiatives. New ways of doing things.
Done properly, it involves looking at your business, your customers, your competition, and the greater trends in your market. You’ll then come up with ways to improve how you attract, convert, and deliver to your customers as well as streamlining your base operations.
While there is no particular stage to start at with The Implementation Triangle, when it comes to building and growing their businesses, most people want to start with the innovation stage, feeling that to get things moving, you need to do something new.
Now while there is nothing wrong with this, doing something new usually involves spending money and investing time and resources into something that may not yield results the first few times you implement it. Not to mention that any innovations inherently bring with them elements of distraction and confusion, as people need to get used to the changes and processes and need to adapted to accommodate for them.
With that in mind, it can often be a much idea to start with Optimization first.
I say this because most businesses are already operating fairly well and are already doing a bunch of things that simply could be tweaked to do even better and therefore, achieve much greater results. In fact, I found this to be extremely common. When working with a business, it’s my first port of call. The results tend to come quicker, easier, with less efforts and often with spending little or no extra money.
Where ever you decide to start with on The Implementation Triangle, remember that if you want to get the best results possible and build a high-performing business that can scale and grow, you need to run all of your new and existing high-impact initiatives through each of the three stages.
Most importantly, make sure you have some fun with it as you go!
Which step in The Implementation Triangle do you need help with?
Is it the Innovation and New Ideas step?
Is it the Optimization for Peak Performance step?
Is it the Systematization and Documentation step?
Let us know in the comments below. Ask any questions that you have. I’m George Zenon I’ll see you next time.
George Zenon is a multi-award winning Business Strategist, Business Coach, Entrepreneur, Presenter and Best Selling Author.