As a business leader or entrepreneur, have you reached a point where what used to work just isn’t working anymore? As your company grows, are feelings of excitement slowly being replaced by the overwhelming feeling that you’re being buried under a mountain of ever-increasing demands on your time and resources? Do you find yourself constantly having to reinvent new processes and new organizational habits to help your team cope with the ever-changing circumstances of your fast growing business?
Is your growth causing you to wonder whether you or your teams are just not equipped to run the business anymore?If any of these scenarios ring true for you, you may have hit a "Ceiling of Complexity,” a challenge experienced by all rapid growth companies sooner or later. Your life just got a lot more complicated than it used to be.The slide deck below explains this concept, coined by Patrick Thean in his book Rhythm: How to Achieve Breakthrough Execution and Accelerate Growth, and lets you know how you can see ceilings of complexity coming and what you can do to avoid them all together.
Editor's Note: This blog was originally published on July 14, 2015 and has been updated.