Success by Example

Andrew Shenider

By Andrew Schneider

Ideas Collide team

In Business Magazine recently spoke to Arizona business leaders about business truths and what it takes to start a new business. Ideas Collide founder, Matthew Clyde, was interviewed by the magazine. In his comments, Clyde notes about the importance of organizational change and challenges that, “everyone in an organization needs to be adaptive to the market. Organizational structures, 9-to-5 hours, full transparency of business practices, employee engagement and more continue to shift outside what was once considered the norm and tradition. This shift requires business owners to be flexible to multiple interests and options.”

At Ideas Collide, we love watching the innovation, drive and success of all Valley entrepreneurs and small businesses. Together, we contribute to the vibrant and exciting growth of Arizona. Read the full article and all the leadership tips and insights here.

Success begets success, and In Business Magazine asked leaders at the helm of many successful companies to share insights on best practices and the ever-changing business environment. Based on their experience, these core concerns of all business enterprises were shared: finance, human resources, leadership and management, marketing and communication, sales, and technology.

Q1: Are there traditional “truths” (attitudes, ways of doing things) that need to be discarded in today’s business world? 

The boundaries and costs of entry have shifted across all businesses; today, you can easily start and run an enterprise via a few apps and tools. This requires everyone in an organization to be adaptive to the market. Organizational structures, 9-to-5 hours, full transparency of business practices, employee engagement and more continue to shift outside what was once considered the norm and tradition. This shift requires business owners to be flexible to multiple interests and options. Today’s workforce seeks diversity, change and movement at the same pace as the market is moving. All-around business stakeholders have to be very adept and capable of embracing change.

Q2: What is an innovative best practice you would advise to a fellow small-businessperson?

The saying is common: Innovate or die. But for an innovative environment to thrive, you have to focus on the company culture. Ideas Collide has always carried a culture-and-team-first philosophy. It drives our business decisions and shapes our agency values. It can be challenging at times as a small business to take this route when resources can be tight, but it always delivers a return. Ownership, collaboration and giving back to our community and team is our most important innovative practice requiring a daily investment of time and focus.