There’s a myth out there that simply doesn’t hold water: management systems stifle innovation and growth. No need to bring Jamie and Adam in to bust this myth. It has already been put to bed.
The truth is quite the opposite, start-ups with management systems in place exhibit faster growth. This is not to say that A equals B, but the probability of growth is less likely without management systems in place.1 A study of 78 high-growth startups determined that not only did management systems show a significant correlation to growth, but that those with the highest management systems score outperformed by a factor of 3.2
To put it in their own words, “management systems are associated with growth, growth and management systems go together.”3
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