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Governments the world over lead by continually focusing on growth as the benchmark of success. This is followed by the larger companies and ultimately the vast array of small to medium operations blindly follow, and this is where we live.

Considering the results that focusing on growth can bring; if it’s not achieved then the downstream fallout can be stressful and if we do achieve it we find more holes in our supply chain than we thought possible. Maybe we should look for viable alternatives which can deliver in ways we have yet to fully grasp.

Mittelstrand is a German term used to cover small to medium enterprises in Germany. The short video attached looks at a few of these companies and explores the commonality between them and comes up with interesting results.

Strong economy despite heavy unionisation, a strong middle class, worker training that is driven and supported by BOTH industry and government, do you think there are any lessons here to be learned? Leave a comment below.

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Smartsoftware is an international provider of software solutions for the architectural, engineering, construction and professional services industries. Providing everything from project management, financial management, document control and resource planning to time collection and business development, our integrative products offer a total business solution – designed to streamline workforce processes, improve business performance, and maximise resource potential and increase productivity. www.smartsoftware.net Follow us on Twitter @smartsoftware_1

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