The Principles of Business model shows the four main forces that affect the ability of a business to grow. To be able to grow, any business needs to ensure that there is enough commercial awareness to overcome its size and also needs to create the right cultural awareness to overcome its complexity and thereby enable it to grow efficiently.
Aircraft designers endeavour to make drag as low as possible so that the pilot has as much lift as they possibly can, and surely businesses should be doing the same. Even accountants want an aircraft that is aerodynamically efficient, as that equals cost savings.
So, whether you are preparing for growth, dealing with growth or consolidating your growth, you need to think about what you are doing to make the performance environment of your business as efficient and effective as you can. Do you proactively think about the Drag and Lift within your business?