Archive for November, 2016

Keeping it small, keeping it healthy…

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Last week, I came across an interesting article about how an organization can take lessons from mother nature especially in terms of size and constraints. Reading through it made me realize that our organization had indeed taken a wise decision some years ago, a decision which at that point had been a very difficult one to make. It was the decision to ‘keep it small yet profitable’.

The initial days following the execution of this decision were tough: there was a lot of bad word in spite of the best of efforts and help extended to ensure minimal discomfort. But then the process of resizing is never easy and never without pain. We bled, we were hurt but we bounced back.

True there are not too many of us on the Company rolls now, 120 to be precise, but then it is a conscious call. We understand that surviving in the industry we operate in and the business model that we have adopted requires a lot of agility and we are up for the challenge.

We are now at a size which ensures adequate oxygen supply to all vital parts of the organization and that it stays in the pink of health. We are operating under some constraints which we are well aware of but trying to expand despite those constraints would bring in a new set of constraints, which the organizational DNA might not be able to support.

Say, for instance, if we do decide to grow beyond this size, the growth has to be proportional.  We cannot keep on adding more numbers to the organizational torso as that would put unbearable stress on its legs and the organization would crush under its own size and weight.

Compare has its own unique DNA and soul; we too have aspirations but it is just our approach which is different. Just like mother nature which ensures that every living being is endowed with qualities to assure its survival according to its size and constraints.

Yes, we are small in size now but you know what, we want to keep it that way and focus on the overall health of the organization.

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We Make Maps, Beautiful Maps…

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Every organization wants to create something tangible, products that the teams can associate with. It drives motivation when teams are aware of the value their products are creating, and there is always an effort to innovate and build something that leaves its mark.

Compare Infobase is a well-established name in the mapping industry. Our thoughts and actions are channelized towards creating maps and related content, catering to the needs of our target audience(s) effectively. We started with having students, researchers and travelers explore our site and buy our products.

But that itch to make something beautiful and brilliant drove us to create maps that are not only informational, but score high on their attractive quotient. We created ‘Beautiful Maps’. Our world of maps is no longer boring with just map to scale or otherwise; we now have a dedicated resource who is a map artist for us. The purpose is to create maps which cater to home and office décor. The project started in April this year and we plan to have the entire catalogue ready by the end of this month. The look of these maps vary from vintage, pretty, informational to jazzy, and we are still exploring the possibilities. These beautiful maps are available under the ‘Décor Maps’ section and the sale is gaining traction as more and more people are buying them as a part of the decoration scheme. Actually, these maps are so enticing that you don’t need a reason to buy them.

Even if you not are customizing or configuring your personal or business space, do explore our décor map offerings. Our rich-colored décor maps make bland spaces of the wall come alive and give them a sophisticated and elegant touch. These maps can give a complete makeover to the walls of your office conference room or your bedroom. You can pin all the favorite places you’ve been to and wish to visit or just lose yourself in the beautiful world by looking at these maps.

Browse from our vast collection of printable décor maps and set the order http://store.mapsofworld.com/print-on-demand/home-decor

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