“We’re growing so fast; everyone is just trying to keep up!”
The excitement of rapid agency growth makes it fun to say, “It’s a good problem to have.”
Good for now. Problematic later. Let’s get you ready for what comes next.
Rapid growth often looks like this:
- Staff begin wearing many hats
- Process is ignored for speed
- Documentation becomes outdated
- Quality of work takes a dip
- Team members approach burnout
Your agency is building up “organizational debt.”
Eventually, the negative impact of a “just get it done” mentality will outweigh the benefits. So you’ll need to stop and rebalance the agency.
The longer you wait, the more significant the disruption to your business. Take an incremental approach instead, and you’ll have happier people and a scalable business.
Just don’t ignore it because it’s your people who will feel the brunt of the high-stress, sink-or-swim challenges. That is until it affects your financials.