Does your MSP company possess Blank Panther’s “I never freeze” attitude when it comes to difficult times in your business? Well, when you enter a business, you must expect that there would be a lot of speed bumps along the way. However, the speed bumps your business will encounter should remain only as speed bumps – things that hinder you from speeding ahead. They should not cause you to come to a full stop.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, Blank Panther tells the story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the new King of Wakanda and how he faces the internal and external threats of the country which he now leads. Despite all the circumstance he is dealing with, he persisted. How? Here are some tips from the movie every MSP company should do.
Do not freeze
“I never freeze.” This was T’Challa’s reply when Okoye reminded him not to freeze when he sees Nakia.
It is essential that your business is always prepared for trials and setbacks. This is where proper planning and contingency measures come in. If these things are in place, then the more likely you will not freeze in times of internal and external challenges. Always be prepared as well to seize opportunities when they come your way.
Improve and innovate
“Just because something works, doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.” T’Challa’s little sister and Wakanda’s technological wizard, Shuri (Letitia Wright) said this to his brother.
Though it is good to have a good and tested system in place, it is always better to seek for ways to improve the current technology you are using. And with the kind of industry MSPs are in, constant improvement should be in the forefront. You should develop a culture of innovation where employees are encouraged to exchange ideas and focused more on delivering services at a higher level. This will greatly help in increasing efficiency, solving problems, lowering costs and staying ahead of the curve.
Accept and conquer challenges
In his coronation ceremony, M’Baku challenged T’Challa for the crown in ritual combat. He defeated M’Baku and persuaded him to yield rather than die.
Change and challenges are constant in the world of business. They will push you to break out of your comfort zone. That is why you need to be willing to change and accept the challenges that come to your organization. This requires proactive strategies and taking calculated risks. Be on the offense instead of just reacting to the changes and difficult situations.
The Black Panther film has all the right elements to give motivation and inspiration to your MSP company. It teaches business leaders how to handle tough circumstances and that by taking some risks and getting out of your comfort zone, you will truly see what your company is capable of. Therefore, do not back down from the competition though they may be greater in number and in resources. If you truly believe in your cause, in this case, your company, and have a strong team by your side you will always stand a chance.