The relationship between politics and business growth has long been a flashpoint between competing political ideologies. Reinforcing the idea that growth is essentially a function of politics, terms like sequestration, quantitative easing and austerity are now being viewed as the determining factors in whether companies can grow in the future.
This is, of course, a myth.
Companies that are inherently growth-focused replace political ideology with the pragmatism needed to achieve and sustain growth. These companies acknowledge that they have virtually no control over political outcomes, and that some level of political volatility will always be present in the business environment. From this understanding, rather than be transfixed or even paralyzed by these factors, they look to convert the ever- changing political winds into opportunities for growth and expansion.
The myth that growth is political is one of many myths that can inhibit the ambition and future growth prospects of companies. As the pursuit of business growth becomes even more urgent, companies must overcome these myths.