Next steps for two potential business partners who intend to start with building a simple success strategy – Option C: using Option Solving?

Since they decided to pursue a “Peeling the Onion” exercise with Option C -from our last blog – which would give them even greater strategic insight, the two potential partners set another date for such an exercise.

When that moment came, they immediately started formulating a fresh question: “What is our next best step once we complete our simple success strategy –Option C; considering 1) best to garner allies, 2) possibility to forge an Enterprise Team, 3) benefit from diverse input, and 4) high desire to succeed?” These totaled around 50% of the most important considerations …take a look at our Latest Example.

Now they formulated two more framing yin and yang “bookends,” which would be their least likely options. These were, “Forge ahead with minimal deliberation” and “Find a current successful venture that will adopt our ideas.” Our Latest Example demonstrates why these two bookends were not workable.

Having put their question and bookends in place, they then set-about coming-up with at least five alternative, practical options. You will find these again in our latest example. One of those options is: “Option D – Round up potential Enterprise Team partners for their input.” An ideal enterprise team consists of seven players: Visionist-Team Leader; Expansionist; Innovationist; Provisionist; Operationist, Promotionist and a Devil’s Advocate. You can always contact Leadership Solutions for further information, through its Website for further insights on this approach.

Once an option like this became clear, the two potential partners set about finding potential Enterprise Team partners to introduce them into this opportunity. By including such partners with complementary business skills, who would operate either F/T, P/T or as volunteers until the new venture could support them, they would get a synergy of opinions for a ‘Go’ or ‘No go.’
Once a potential Enterprise Team is put together, it is probable to use Option Solving again to figure out the team’s early business strategy and steps.

If you have an example of your own, please share it with this blogger, through the COMMENTS area. Thanks Option Solving. (NOTE: Next posting in 2 weeks: “Applying for new job, where drug testing is involved. What’s my best option?” Let’s have your COMMENTS or go to peter@ to connect with the blogger. Also consider buying the book: “Smart Decisions: Goodbye Problems, Hello Options.”


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