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School & Sports Photography - THE BANDAID INDUSTRY

I was recently invited to speak at the Australian School Photographers Conference in Melbourne.


YOU CAN VIEW A RECORDED VERSION BY CLICKING THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n2UC2DpTeQ&t=162s

The topic was left up to me, although it was almost anticipated that I would be speaking about the Netlife platform. I decided not to as I thought it more important to speak about challenges that the high volume photo industry is facing right now.


After on-boarding, training and working closely with many organisations from small to enterprise level, both in Australia and abroad, it’s become crystal clear that on a global scale, we share the same industry challenges.


It’s how we go about solving our challenges that separates us from our competitors.


Many believe they have identified their challenges and know how to cope with them.

But too often, I see people just rush into it and make fast decisions, on what they think is the right way…. without looking for the alternatives. We get industry “tunnel vision”.


While other choose to ignore what's happening around them.


We often see solutions as possible paths we can take to solve the challenge.

With this mindset, it already leads us away from WHY we have the challenge in the first place, and leads us into a solution that is merely temporary - A ‘Band Aid Solution


Doesn't it make sense to solve the root cause of the challenge rather than putting a band aid on the outcome or bi product of the challenge?


By changing mindset we are able to look at our challenges differently and identify the root cause.


Have you ever seen the amusement park game where you need to hit the object with a hammer...and then another pops ups from a different location and then two more pop up and so on.


Can you identify with that in your business operations, when ‘fixing’ problems?

You fix one problem, and another two arise and so on…


Why not reprogram the machine and reboot !




We commonly react to the outcome of challenges rather than evaluating processes to find the root cause of the challenge.


YOU CAN VIEW A RECORDED VERSION OF GLEN'S PRESENTATION BY CLICKING THE YOUTUBE LINK BELOW (24 min video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n2UC2DpTeQ&t=162s



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