For those of us who suffer from arachnophobia, spiders tend to be scary rather than fascinating. Nevertheless, spiders have some interesting characteristics that can be transferred to business life. Because just as a spider spends a lot of time weaving its web, building business relationships and networks of dedicated employees who feel a real connection with the company's values takes time.
Like a spider constantly working on its web to catch prey, companies need to know their market and be vigilant to spin new business options, new strategies, new "webs". It goes without saying that both kinds of "nets" need to be constantly maintained for optimum performance. And sometimes an organization's network needs to be rewoven, re-anchored or expanded to maintain or regain its strength.