As a process consultant, I strive to have clients excel in their business. I discuss the benefits to businesses of having documented processes with participants at local entrepreneurial activities. These discussions address the foundations of job creation and quality economic growth at the local level where jobs and growth begins.
I suggest that you consider the cycle of interaction between business leaders, employees, and community leaders. Perceptive business leaders understand that a company’s success results from their employees’ contributions; so, the leader strives to retain talented personnel. Community leaders then drive initiatives that meet the employees and business leaders’ needs. The people involved in this continuing cycle create energy that drives community and economic advancement.
In The Coming Jobs War, Jim Clifton, the Chairman of Gallup, advances the theory that “The coming world war will be an all-out global war for good jobs.” Clifton’s big conclusion is “that the next 30 years won’t be led by U.S. political or military force. Instead, the world will be led with economic force-a force that is primarily driven by job creation and quality GDP growth.” Clifton states “ultimately, all solutions are local.” Leadership teams consisting of local business, government, and philanthropic entities currently exist in cities. The 100 largest cities will provide the energy to move the entire country forward. The relative growth of different American cities demonstrates that the primary success factor is their local leaders and businesses since all cities deal with the same federal government. Likewise, there are more successful cities and less successful cities in each state. The key factor is local leaders, not the federal or state governments.
I would encourage those interested in helping their communities with today’s challenges to read The Coming Jobs War. The book was written in 2011 and continues to be relevant to today’s issues.
BCX Consulting can facilitate the integration of community initiatives into your core business strategies to gain long term economic value and enhance the company’s leadership.