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No Place for Complacency

 Published on: 22nd June 2015   |   By: Nik Allen

I was out with my wife and a couple of friends on Saturday evening.

My mate mentioned to me that the team at My News seemed to change regularly with new members coming and others going.

It’s certainly not a revolving door as some of my staff have been with me for several years.

There will always be an element of natural progression in any business with people moving on for whatever reason. However, I am always looking for ways to improve what we do and how we do it.

If you look at any successful business, organisation or sport team you see there’s no place for complacency. The leaders of these groups insist on constant improvement to keep competitive.

Sir Dave Brailsford, the mastermind of the UK cycling team’s recent years of success admits to being obsessed about improvements or as he calls them ‘marginal gains.’

He said in a recent interview: “When we started the project our aim was to make the British team the best in the World. It was exactly the same when we started Team Sky.

“We are not afraid of making tough decisions if it will improve the team. If we were complacent about our success we would get easily overtaken by those teams with more drive and determination. You always have to be striving to get better, because if you are not then you’re getting worse. There is no treading water in sport or business of life if you want to improve.”

The remarkably high standards Sir Dave sets his team are the reasons why they are so successful.

At My News we have also have high standards but are aiming even higher. We want our magazines to be publications people look forward to receiving through their doors every month. We want to give our customers the best level of service possible.

We’ll keep on aiming to improve what we do.

Thanks for reading,



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