The vine and the trellis

Organic growth is great, fast organic growth is fantastic. Organic growth, when an organisation grows naturally is strong, healthy and long-lasting growth.

The trick with organic growth is, it takes care and attention, like tending a vineyard for example. Amongst other things there needs to be a trellis, a dead structure for the plant to grow onto, otherwise, the plant will not carry fruit.

In an organisation we need structure, but the goal is always the fruit not building the most beautiful trellis the world has ever seen. Too much focus on the structure, or to an elaborate structure or not the right structure, will not give us the grapes we need to make the wine we want. There needs to be a harmony between the structure and the plant, the one serves the other.

Get skin in the game, get the fruit.