Consider this... Let's pretend I showed up at your office unannounced to "shadow" you for a day.
I ask that you describe what you're doing, why you're doing it, and the detailed, step-by-step process you employ to do it as you go about your responsibilities.
Could you pull it off? Or would you be scrambling and improvising as you go
In other words, when it comes to "This is how we do it...", are you crystal clear?
Your response is more significant than you may realize.
Here's Why I'm Inquiring
I discussed this subject in full at my recent BluePrint event.
I'm referring to the value of systems, processes, and standard operating procedures in your company.
Because the less you have to think about, the more energy you can devote to carrying out your strategy.
And when your team grows, putting systems in place becomes even more important. The easier it is to allocate duties and onboard new team members at that time, the more clearly defined systems you have in place.
I urged all BluePrint attendees who are developing teams to employ and train according to the "how we do things here" philosophy.
Every Facet Of Your Company
The purpose of today's blog is not to provide you with all of the answers.
I'm only trying to get you to think.
Because you can create systems for almost any element of your business:
And everything else that comes to mind.
The sooner you start, the sooner you'll notice results: more clarity of purpose, consistency, predictability, increased productivity, and, eventually, greater job satisfaction.
Working "On" Your Company
Here's the deal... These systems will not be built overnight. It will take time. So, if you realize the value they'll provide – particularly in the long run - I strongly advise you to schedule time to work "on" your business by building these SOPs.
It could be as basic as taking comprehensive notes while going through your daily routine.
Whatever you do, it's time to stop winging it and start putting a plan in place that will help your company become more consistent.