Systems are so important for your business…they let you manage the business instead of the other way around.
So what is a system? Well there are several different definitions…I like this one: An organized set of rules or methods that govern behavior. Systematizing is taking all these rules and methods and putting them together.
So, how can systems help in your business?
- They can help you to automate, delegate and outsource
- Know what’s going on, what’s been done, and what needs to be done
- Discover and unlock hidden potential
- Know what’s not working
- Step away from your business to enjoy life
- Prioritize and focus on what’s important
- Define team roles & responsibilities
Imagine handing over a complete step by step guide to a new team member that details you require of them and when. How much easier is it going to be when you delegate or outsource to people once your business is systematized? Having documented systems in place will help you delegate to your strengths.
Systems help you test, measure and replicate. For instance, any marketing system you undertake you could have a system in place for testing and measuring, and once you’ve found the formula that gives you the most results, you can replicate it. Wouldn’t that make life easier?
Imagine how much easier it would be within your business if everyone that worked with you knew exactly what was needed, what their role was and how to complete their tasks? It’s a beautiful thing when everyone knows what to do should the unexpected occur!
Thank you for reading and I’d love to hear your thoughts, feedback or recommendations so please share.