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The 5 Best Investments CEOs Can Make

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CEO’s are always under pressure to grow their company’s revenues. That’s why the average CEO is constantly on the lookout for emerging opportunities, as well as ways to improve on internal efficiency. All this requires resource commitment, resources that must be well invested for the best possible returns. If you are a CEO and are looking for investment opportunities that can move your company forward, here are the 5 best investments that you can make.

  1. Invest in human capital

No matter how much technology a company uses, the human factor is very important. If the employees are not skilled enough, or are unmotivated, technology will not add to corporate productivity. That’s why a smart CEO should invest in the best human capital in their line of business. On top of that, a CEO should be looking to invest in the continuous training of employees. The idea is to ensure that they are always up to date with the latest changes in their industry.

  1. Invest in relevant technologies

Today there is no industry that is untouched by technology. That’s why a CEO should be looking to invest in the best technologies relevant to their industry. The best thing about investing in technology is that it helps cut on costs, which is critical to maintaining an edge in today’s highly competitive business environment. On top of that, investing in technology can help in enhancing the quality of a business’s products. This can play a major role in increasing customer numbers and company revenues.

  1. Invest in research and development

This is probably the best investment that any CEO can make, for long-term sustainability. That’s because the business environment is changing so fast. What is hot today will be out tomorrow. In essence, for a business to thrive, a CEO should commit resources in R&D so as to come up with new products, as well as predict new trends that are likely to define the industry in the future. The amount of resources invested in R&D is what makes all the difference in the long-term sustainability of an enterprise. That’s why multinationals commit billions in R&D.

  1. Invest in marketing

No matter how good your product is, if no one knows about it, it’s useless. That’s why a CEO needs to constantly invest in the latest marketing strategies to keep customers engaged. Thanks to advances in technology, marketing techniques are constantly changing. It is up to the CEO to invest in the best marketing strategies, and keep the business visible to consumers at all times.

  1. Invest in reliability enhancing strategies

This mostly applies to CEOs in the manufacturing industry.  If the manufacturing process is not reliable and constantly breaks down, it can negatively impact a company’s bottom-line. A smart CEO should invest heavily in reliability. For instance, by investing in road to reliability, you get a well-defined framework for enhancing plant efficiency. This way, you are assured of lower costs in the production processes, which in turn guarantees higher profitability. It’s one of the best investments to make for long-term sustainability.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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