How to Lean in and Listen for Changes in Your Industry

Like it or not, the world is in flux and the way we do business is changing.

In fact, big changes are occurring in virtually every industry, and savvy entrepreneurs are finding ways to embrace emerging business trends.

It’s not always easy to spot emerging trends

To know what’s a trend and what’s a fad, or to identify the opportunities presented by trends. One way to keep up with the trends in your industry is to follow publications and influencers in your field.

Read research reports

Join online groups, and connect with thought leaders who can help you get a feel for the landscape and shed light on where things are headed.

Another technique is to surround yourself with smart people and listen to what they have to say.

You may form an advisory group

Do not forget to keep an ear to the ground and listen to your employees and especially your customers about what they see as future needs.

It is often said that in this world

“change is the only constant.” Change brings about opportunities to introduce and develop new ideas, to be more effective and efficient, to create new processes, and to stand out from the “sea of sameness”.

Accept change, embrace it, and jump on it when you can. If you spot a trend or come up with a great idea, do something with it so that you can be a first mover.

Trends change industries. Knowing what’s ahead around the curve and evolving your company to the changes on the horizon can keep you competitive.

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