For those of you that read my blog and are part of a large company I need help. We are a small company (less than 15 employees) and we have been struggling with taking the next step. We have some in the company like myself who want to bigger and want to better. Then we have those that are content with where we at right now, staying small and not growing, just remaining stagnant. I will say that we have this problem up and down the organization. Take for instance, we implement a new policy, there is an initial buzz and everything goes well. Then as time goes by employees get lacking and we find that we have to remind and remind and remind. Does anyone else feel this way sometime? I think we suffer from that small shop attitude sickness. I like to think that I really get along with everyone well, but maybe it’s me. Maybe I should be more of a dictator and less of a friend. Same the other direction we have higher positioning employees/directors who feel the changes we implement are unnecessary. “Why do we need to improve?” is a common comment. Again asking does anyone else have this problem? Do I feel what we do taking the next step is premature? No. Maybe it’s the staff. Maybe we need to re-staff, or find that one member who can step up. I don’t know. This has caused me great frustration as of late as I feel we are on the brink of the next step. I am very goal oriented and I feel that if I don’t have goals I really don’t have any other reason to work. I have done my research, I know what we need to do, and it’s just a matter of keeping the wheels turning. I don’t quit, I don’t walk away, I’m just curious if anyone else out there has dealt with this type of sickness and has any suggestions. Anyone made that transition from a small shop to a larger shop or even industry leader. Or maybe the better quesiton to ask when do you know you are ready for the transition?