Why You Need an Architect and a Firefighter on Your Team￼
A few years ago, one of our neighbors had a catastrophic fire, that devastated them. To treat the fire, the neighbors called the fire department. They were equipped to quickly diagnose, act, and put out the fire. When those same neighbors went to rebuild they didn’t call the fire department they called an architect society, we need architects to design and construct new buildings, and we need firefighters to respond to crises. Just like society, businesses need both strategic builders (like architects) as well as responsive emergency managers (like firefighters). Great leaders understand the difference between the two so that they can build a team that will set their company up for success.
Strategic Builders vs. Emergency Managers
The role of an architect is to develop long-term plans and design new buildings. Similarly, the role of a firefighter is to respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations. While both strategic builders and emergency managers are essential for businesses, CEOs need to know when to utilize each type of employee.
For example, if a company is planning a major expansion project, they will need to bring in an architect to develop the blueprint for the new construction. On the other hand, if there is an issue with one of the company’s existing products or services, they will need to bring in an emergency manager to quickly address the problem.
The benefits of having both strategic builders and emergency managers on your business team are numerous. Architects help businesses plan for the future so that they can avoid potential problems down the road, while firefighters help businesses resolve immediate issues so that they can continue operating smoothly. By having both types of employees on your team, you can be confident that your business will be able to effectively handle any situation that comes up.
Businesses need both strategic builders like architects as well as responsive emergency managers like firefighters. It’s important to know the difference between the two so that you can build a team that will set your company up for success. With a mix of employees who can handle both long-term planning and emergency situations, you can be confident that your business will be able to effectively handle anything that comes up.