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What does it mean to enter scaleup mode?

Scaleups face a fundamentally different challenge from startups, and as a result also need to fundamentally shift their focus and priorities.

  • Primary challenge
  • Product market fit stage

  • Most limited resource
  • Ideal organizational focus
  • Founder responsibilities
  • Required skills
  • Ideal acquisition & retention focus
  • Ideal scalability focus
  • Ideal insight focus
  • Ideal responsibility focus
  • Ideal development focus
  • Ideal risk & compliance focus
Scaleup mode
  • Primary challenge: Exponential growth and market development.
  • Product market fit stage: Struggling to keep up with demand.

  • Most limited resource: Time and attention.
  • Ideal organizational focus: Build a great organization.
  • Founder responsibilities: Scaleup founder role
  • Required skills: Organizational development
  • Ideal acquisition & retention focus: Acquire and retain employees.
  • Ideal scalability focus: Nearly all time spent doing things that scale.
  • Ideal insight focus: Managing insight in order to scale more quickly
  • Ideal responsibility focus: Packaging responsibilities into clear and redistributable roles
  • Ideal development focus: Organized employee and leadership development programmes
  • Ideal risk & compliance focus: Ensuring that risk is managed and that work is traceable and compliant
Startup mode
  • Primary challenge: Searching for a scalable business model.
  • Product market fit stage: Searching for people who are interested in buying our solutions.
  • Most limited resource: Money.
  • Ideal organizational focus: Build a great product.
  • Founder responsibilities: Startup founder role
  • Required skills: Start a startup
  • Ideal acquisition & retention focus: Aquire and retain clients.
  • Ideal scalability focus: Nearly no time spent doing things that scale.
  • Ideal insight focus: Obtaining insight in order to reach product/market fit
  • Ideal responsibility focus: Everyone lends a hand everywhere
  • Ideal development focus: People figure stuff out for themselves
  • Ideal risk & compliance focus: As little time as possible spent on managing risk & compliance

In a fast growing scaleup it can be extremely difficult not to get sucked into operational issues. My organizational coach has helped me maintain focus and set aside time to slowly but surely improve the clearity of organizational expectations.

Christoffer Herheim

Christoffer Herheim

CEO at Optio Incentives

I’ve tried adopting various holistic tools for organizing work in the past, but none of them stuck. Access to an organizational coach has given me the knowledge and confidence I needed to succeed this time around.

Trond Kaareng Johansen

Trond Kaareng Johansen

CEO at Bolt

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