Look at problems from all sides

A father’s attempt to work from home was being constantly hampered by interruptions from his pre-school age daughter who wanted him to play with her.  In desperation he created a homemade jigsaw by ripping out a printed map of the world from a magazine and tearing it into tiny pieces.  He sent her off to her room to complete the complicated puzzle, safe in the knowledge that the task would take hours to complete.

However, he was stunned to find her back within a few minutes with a smile on her face and the map completed.

“How have you managed to finish it so quickly?” the father asked.

“Oh, it was easy”, replied the girl.  “There was a woman’s face on the other side.  When I put that together, the map made itself”.

This simple tale reminds us that there is always another side.  Applied to business problems, we can see that the immediate solution may not be the most effective one.  Sometimes we need to step back and try a different approach.

At North Bailey experience has taught us that looking at a problem from all sides is key to getting the results your company really needs.  We bring fresh perspective and critical thinking along with a wealth of knowledge.  We are provocative, challenge convention, ask the difficult questions and allow you to see your business from a different perspective.

And we’re pretty good at jigsaws too.

check us out at www.northbailey.com

Published by Andrew Mann

Managing Partner at NorthBailey. Having had senior marketing & insight roles at Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Coop and M&S, I'm now using my experience & network to solve strategic marketing problems for NorthBailey clients

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