Planar is a synonym for the word flat. As Thomas Friedman has suggested in his books The Lexus and the Olive Tree and The World is Flat, the world is changing quickly and dramatically. Both are easy reads and good baselines for thinking about global affairs.
Planar believes that good ideas come from everywhere, regardless of a member’s or an organization’s size, type, or location.
Planar also believes that relationships should be based on people’s commonalities, both professional and social, and not on their differences as has traditionally been the case. The future belongs to those who can bring people together based on commonalities rather than standing at arms’ length based on differences. We all have some commonalities.
Going global can serve to expand the membership of an association and to increase its revenue streams. As importantly, Planar thinks it should serve to bring people together to share information to elevate the standards of an industry. Planar believes it is a primary reason and opportunity for the existence of associations, both domestically and globally.
The world got a lot smaller a lot faster than anyone was thinking it would. Technology, global supply lines, the development of countries like Brazil, Russia, India and China, the end of the Cold War, the Arab spring….all have had a significant impact on the world’s view of itself.
Associations have the opportunity to maintain leadership in many industries and professions, but they need to reach out to the rest of world proactively.
Representing the largest economic market in the world, the rest of the world looks to America.It does not look to America to tell it what to do, but to provide good thinking, to help bring people together, to serve as a benchmark, and to embrace and act upon good ideas from everywhere. Establishing and raising standards globally is pivotal to progress.
At Planar World Consulting , we look to work ethically, efficiently, cost-effectively, collaboratively, and professionally with organizations looking to develop globally.