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Pressures During Stage Transitions

A pattern of different demands can be seen to repeat itself in the Spiral as the two Cycles are developed.

Escape Market Forces

The L1-OperateL2-Power and the L1-StakeholderL5-Kinship transitions represent efforts to escape market forces. The former seeks to neutralise the effect of competition by market-domination or price-maintenance, and the latter aims to remove customers from the marketplace.

Invest in the Company

The L2-PowerL3-Cause and the L5-KinshipL6-Perspective transitions demand greater attention to company development. There is substantial investment in promotion (Cycle-1) or in innovation (Cycle-2) with unavoidable risks in both cases, together with the need for focus and sacrifice of possible opportunities.

Respect Market Forces

The L3-CauseL4-Community and the L6-PerspectiveL7-Reality transitions demand a belief that market realities will triumph in the end. In Cycle-1, it is about providing recognizable value, while in Cycle-2 it is about anticipating emerging needs. Companies get into trouble when they start believing their own hype, cheating customers, or viewing over-engineering as innovation regardless of what people want.

Re-focus the Company

The L4-CommunityL1-Market and the L7-RealityL1-Market transitions enable companies to strengthen their business with minimal risk. In both cases the assumption is that profits are likely to be enhanced if all involved stand to benefit i.e.proper handling of stakeholders (in Cycle-1), and if top management realistically tunes the business concept to align with the grain of the market (in Cycle-2)

Reviewing this Development Process Stage by Stage

Originally posted: July 2009

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