Hard/Easy, Obvious/Not Obvious
What do you do when you have exhausted the obvious, easy things to do to improve the performance of a business? You start on the obvious more difficult things. But stop, there may be a better way. There’s also the category of easy but less obvious.
The less obvious but easier action would be “improve profitability in a telecoms company by identifying those customers who lose money, and dealing with them.” Cable and Wireless did this; they found that 80% of their customers were unprofitable. Took rather more thought, but came up with action which was much, much easier.
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