Blog Series: Things Entrepreneur’s Forget (but shouldn’t) – 8


One of the best bits of our work is getting to meet hundreds of entrepreneurs each year. As you’d expect they are inspiring, energising and unique individuals. But… not that unique. It turns out that there are a few commonalities which we see crop up, so we thought we’d capture a few of the recurrent themes. We’re sure you never forget these things, ever… but just in case:


8. You don’t need to be in the office.

Lots of entrepreneurs take great pride in being first into and last out of the office. On the surface it is an admirable quality, but not only may you be modelling behaviours which you don’t want in your team (presenteeism vs effectiveness) but it may not be the best way to develop strategy and drive your business forward. The reality is that if you are growing a business there is a certain amount of your job that you don’t have to be in the office to do, and you may be able to do it more effectively if you aren’t in the office. Consider whether unashamedly building some non-office time into your week might create time and space for you to reflect on strategy, risk and growth.


Does this sound like you? Could it be you? If this were true for you what would it make sense to change, test or ask? You can read the rest of this series here:


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