Leaders of the most successful fast-growing small to midsized companies understand that as their company grows, their daily operations and processes must adapt to the new size of their organization. Too often executives of growing companies run their business with the same systems and practices as they did when they were small, newly formed organizations. They tend to find themselves hitting a breaking point as daily operations become much more difficult than they used to be – quality suffers and customers become unsatisfied.
Often these executives are so busy leading their companies into new markets that they do not feel they have the time to step back and evaluate their current processes or ensure they have the right technology in place to support them long-term. In light of the recently published “Fastest Growing Private Companies in Orange County” list in the Orange County Business Journal, Vision33 has put together a list of common symptoms to help executives quickly recognize when their company is out-complexing their current practices and processes. Symptoms of growing pains include: