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4 pronged strategy to scarcity

Plants use 4-pronged strategy to deal with the scarcity of water. Businesses who face the scarcity of talents, resources, time and other types may learn a lot from desert plants.

4 pronged strategy to scarcity

  1. 1. 4-Pronged Strategy to Scarcity Ali Anani, PhD Ali Anani, PhD
  2. 2. Scarcity is problematic for businesses
  3. 3. Scarcity of talents
  4. 4. Scarcity of loyal and profitable customers---and the trend is growing
  5. 5. Scarcity of talents and purposefully-daring disrupting minds
  6. 6. Fast disruptive technologies and rapidly changing business environments
  7. 7. Desert plants serve as good metaphor for businesses thirsty for success in the heated sun of competition…
  8. 8. And the sinking sand below their feet
  9. 9. Desert plants use 4p-ronged approach realizing water is their critical survival factor Desert Plants Strategy Collect Water Conserve collected water Structure adaptation Behavior adaptation
  10. 10. The four strategy approaches work together and not in isolation- they integrate and harmonize to reduce the problem of water scarcity Desert Plants Strategy Collect Water Conserve collected water Structure adaptation Behavior adaptation
  11. 11. Collect Water Desert plants collect water through their massive roots whether in shallow or deep depths
  12. 12. Desert plants replaced leaves with thorns or spines to reduce water evaporation Conserve collected water
  13. 13. Structure adaptation Taking the shape of a ball allows collected water to flow down near the roots to be collected by them
  14. 14. Behavior adaptation Plants may go dormant for long periods underground to conserve water. They only become active once their roots senses the rainfall
  15. 15. Businesses may consider using a 4-pronged strategies in emulation of plants.

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