Increase your profits before you save the planet

14 September 2020

Read this article till the end and you will discover:

Why it’s important to have a lasting impact with your business through the “Infinite Game” method, BEFORE trying to save the rest of the world.
How your role is key in your company’s digital transformation, regardless of your title.
Where to start.

First: Our world is suffering and without it, nobody makes any profit.

2020 will be a year that will not be forgotten any time soon. Although the media does not talk about it, it doesn’t change the fact that other important issues do not occur at the same time. Since they only inform us of the news, here’s what you may have missed: since the beginning of July 2020, we have seen the worst year in a decade in terms of hectares lost to forest fires in the world. Look at Quebec for example, since January 2020, nearly 61,300 hectares of forest have been destroyed. [1]

 

Second: Every company wants to help the environment while saving money and increasing efficiency, but…

Since 1990, an estimated 420 million hectares of forest have been lost. Deforestation and forest degradation continue to occur at alarming rates, contributing significantly to the continued loss of biodiversity.

We all try not to use paper in our daily lives for good reasons: Pulp and paper are the third largest industrial polluter for air, water and land in the United States alone. These studies show that this industry generates more than 100 million kg of toxic pollution each year. [4]

 

Finally, put on your mask before assisting others.

Each time you travel by air, you hear flight attendants share some variation of the oxygen mask rule: “If the cabin loses pressure, the oxygen masks will fall off the ceiling. Please place the mask on your mouth and nose before helping others.”

oxygen mask - first before saving others

 

So it starts with you.

To succeed in helping the planet, we must first succeed in adjusting our simplest habits. By reducing the use of paper, this will open your eyes to fully digital processes, not to mention your time and profitability gains:

 

  • You’re not going to make any more transcript errors.
  • You will never forget a document printed in the house or in the car.
  • You’ll share your work with your colleagues or customers instantly.
  • You’ll have access to an easy-to-analyze database to make better business decisions.
  • You’ll be able to update forms to your team in the field or improve a workflow without human contact or travel.

 

But how to win in a “game” that does not end?

In the new book “The Infinite Game” by Simon Sinek (the leader of the “Start by the Why” movement), he makes us rediscover that there are two types of games: finite and infinite.

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A “finished” game is defined by its known players, fixed rules and an agreed goal.
Like hockey, for example. We all agree that at the end of the game, the team that has scored more goals will win the game. Apart from overtime, no one says: let’s play yet another period so that our team has a chance to recover. That’s not how it works.

An “infinite” game is defined by known and unknown players. The rules are changeable and the goal is to keep the game in play, or to perpetuate the game.

 

the infinite game book - by simon sinek - start with why

The infinite game book – by Simon Sinek – start with why

In business, we are in an infinite game.

When you pit a player from a finite game against a finite player, the game is stable. In business, we are in an infinite game, because the rules evolve. Some players are known, but others may happen while some leave and no one can really win the game in business, unless they are eliminated for lack of will to play, or for lack of energy or resources to do so.

 

Switching to digital is actually easier DONE than to said.

It is a problem that exists all over the world. Everyone is looking for a solution because there will be impacts on so many other things. Generations of workers today are increasingly attracted to socio-responsible employers and “irresponsible” companies are heading for a slow death. Their employees are already used to more dynamic, agile and digital processes. In addition, they disturb and outperform organizations that do not adapt. Examples of winners: Uber, Airbnb and Tesla to name those among the most obvious.

 

Let’s face it, paperwork is repetitive work.

Repetition is discouraging and negatively affects employee morale. But when the company becomes dynamic and we want to collaborate digitally, a new problem arises: most of our partners want to be able to create forms, workflows and know how to manage digital databases without the help of a programmer.

 

What needs to be done is a natural transition to software.

We observe that there are three types of companies:

  • Those who will make their rapid transition to digital (proactive) processes.
  • Those who will do so slowly, often by reaction: covid, external or internal influences.
  • Those who unfortunately never will.

Plus it’s profitable: our partners have seen between 40% and 80% of efficiency improvements, but even if we’re half right, what can a 20% gain mean to you? Let’s laugh a little: if our promise is too great, let us know and we’ll put a note in our marketing manager’s file. At 3 offenses he’ll be at the door!

We are not a large publicly traded company with thousands of customers. This form management software as well as the relationship with our partners is our livelihood. It’s our plan to win this infinite game.

nSpek is like the Excel or Word of the world of form creation, checklists and any other type of data capture other than on paper. Our team allows you to take advantage of all the updates that our user community from all sectors contributes to. With training and our support, you become an expert while the majority of other custom software will have to be developed from scratch.

 

For starters, you can request an exploratory call.

You cannot use nSpek with any technology. As MICROSOFT partners, we will, without obligation on your part, advise you for free on your next steps in your digital transformation and find out if we are really able to help you in managing your paperwork. You will only use nSpek if the idea of contributing to the good “karma” of our planet is important to you.

Citations Elon Musk - Tesla - SpaceX - Paypal - nSpek

 

One step at a time, you’ll succeed.

It is important to note that nSpek may be tax deductible. Ask your accountant.

Everyone knows that time is money. Time spent on digitizing your paperwork is a waste of effort forever.

No matter how you look at it, you’ll always end up trying to catch up in the paperwork!

And finally, until now, no one has offered intelligent digital form creation, management and sharing software that helps everyone—regardless of your role in the business, your budget or your industry.

[1] https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-forest-fires-only-getting-worse-researcher-says-1.5638168

[2] http://www.fao.org/state-of-forests/en/#:~:text=Between%202015%20and%202020%2C%20the,per%20year%20in%20the%201990s.

[3] https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48964736

[4] https://environmentallaw.uslegal.com/specific-issues/paper/

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