Let’s face it: running a business is not a walk in the park. It requires many skills that most of us do not naturally posses. At the heart of the matter, there is also quite often a degree of discontent stemming from a feeling of disorganization. This disorganization is usually the result of a lack of systems.
In truth, we tend to invariably wing-it in some areas while running a well-oiled machine in others. Every area of your business should have a system – operations, inventory, finance, marketing, sales, customer service and leadership, to name just a few.
The thought of formalizing a system for each area of your business sounds daunting. But it should not be. Taken in bite-size pieces, over a period of time, it is very achievable. We work with our clients on this process quite commonly. The end result, aside from a consistency of activities within their company and a much more deliberate approach to running their business, is a high degree of organization.
The real problem with a lack of organization are the distractions, wasted time and lost opportunities that come from it. Think for a minute about how much brain capacity you use when you must scramble to locate a customer’s file, or you lose a sale because you failed to follow up with a prospect. It becomes a distraction, and it derails you from running your business. The result of being more organized is less stress and a feeling of being in control.
Building systems within your business does not need to be a complicated project. In essence, these “systems” simply refer to the development of processes that you can apply consistently to the same situation repeatedly. If you would like help in developing or fine-tuning your systems, give us a call. We would be happy to explore working together.
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