Do you know consistency is the reason we still have some brands that I choose not to mention their names strong and popular in the market? Some of these brands have been in the market for a long time – centuries, decades. It is easy to wish you own these companies whenever you hear them declare their profits, but one thing you are not remembering is that, these businesses are still existing because they understand the importance of consistency. They stood the test of time because the owners have clearer and better understanding of consistency.
Here is time you do too by understanding why you should be consistent with your business, below are some advantages of staying consistent:
- Consistency creates accountability.
In this age of technological advancement, it has been established that consistency creates room for accountability. Top managers in different fields how they view consistency as an act of accountability, and they are glad to have their record speak to them while being in the act of consistency. Let your customers and team members know you understand the relationship between consistency and accountability, by this your growth as a business becomes a priority
The simple fact that there is a set time to report on progress is often the catalyst that moves an initiative along to a successful end.
- Consistency allows for measurement.
You can’t just try a new method for a week or day in regards to building your business and dissolve it because it is not yielding the result you want .
Until you have tried something new for a period of time and in a consistent manner, you can’t decide if it works or not. How do you measure effectiveness if what you are measuring isn’t performed consistently?
- Consistency makes you relevant.
There is no other way around being relevant in your industry but being consistent. Are you that type of brand owner that appears just for a moment while things are looking so perfect and disappear when sales are not as good as you want. Your growth and sales will become high when you practice and understand the power of consistency. Never discard the fact that your employees and your customers need a predictable flow of information from you. All too often I see businesses, both small and large, adopt a campaign or initiative only to end it before it gains traction. It’s effective to run many advertisements, numerous blog entries, weekly newsletters, or continual process changes throughout a year.
- Consistency maintains your message.
Your team pays as much or more attention to what you do as to what you say. Consistency in your leadership serves as a model for how they will behave. If you treat a meeting as unimportant, don’t be surprised when you find they are doing the same to fellow teammates or even customers.
When something doesn’t work, then is the time to ask thoughtful questions and provide sincere answers: Did we shift gears too quickly? Did part of the team not deliver on a commitment? Or was the expected outcome off base from the start? Most of the time, the reason tracks back to lack of consistency.