Executives of high
tech firms face extraordinary challenges. Managing the constant changes
in their progress is about as relaxing as kayaking between the rocks
of a runoff-swollen river. On the plus side, few organizations offer
as much exitement and accomplishment. Unlike, say, the auto manufacturers
or the insurance industry, information technology, software development, semiconductor or biotech
firms don't spin off variations on century-old products. They're constantly
inventing something brand new. They travel from conception to unveiling
at the speed of light, and often grow in a matter of months from a handful
to scores of employees. But while fast-mooving and agile, these firms
are also perilously fragile.
The founders of high tech companies often do not have the necessary
management skills to plan an orderly corporate development, ensure continued,
reliable financing and competently manage a growing number of emplyees,
sales partners and customers. At this crucial bend in the river, how
management responds will have a huge impact on the future of the company.
One scenario ist to take on a managing partner, frequently an investor
who not only provides a needed influx of cash but also brings proven
management skills. The down-side for the founder(s) is that they must
give up some of their ownership and much of their power. But in many
cases, the up-side is more efficient management, which frees them to
do what they do best.
Another solution is to bring a coaching management consultant on board.
This person's job is to develop the requisite skills in those members
of the executive team who have an aptitude for managing.
AMCON offers both
possibilities: coaching management consulting services and full-time/part-time
management with/without capital investment. We help clients gain competitive
advantage and market leadership. We invest our experience, resources,
time, imagination and entrepreneurial energy to create lasting values.
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