"I make a point daily to talk to people who aren't part of my world--people I wouldn't normally be working directly with--about what they are doing, how, and why. I've been surprised many times, when I've learned something that shed light on a business problem I'm trying to grapple with or simply been presented with a perspective on an opportunity that I would have missed. Modern businesses are becoming increasingly specialized. Technology and the speed of business demand that we are tightly focused on certain aspects of the overall operation. Yet the cost of this focus is that it's far too easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. Take a step back. Get a different perspective. And see the business from a new vantage point."

--Geoff Webb, VP of strategy for Micro Focus, a software vendor that helps enterprises innovate while reducing risk

Published on: Jun 2, 2017