There’s Leverage in Systems

Abstract technology background. Cog wheel theme“If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing!”  W. Edward Deming Have you seen the movie The Sixth Sense by M. Night Shyamalan? If you have, then you know that the little boy in that movie has a problem. Everywhere he looks, he keeps seeing dead people! I have something in common with the little boy. Everywhere I look, I keep seeing the same thing, too. In my case, instead of seeing dead people, I see systems!

Systems Everywhere

I have to admit that I am a systems fanatic. As a business coach, I see systems everywhere I look. I see some systems that work well and some systems that do not. But all of the systems I see have one thing in common: They all greatly impact the business. I am always working with my clients to help them understand the incredible leverage they can have simply by improving their systems. Here's my most strategic question: "What one system do you need to improve in your business that would significantly improve the performance of your company or the quality of your life as the business owner?" Tweet This

A Better System

If you as a business owner or manager would ask yourself this question every month or every quarter, and then work on it, I promise the performance of your company would improve dramatically! Plus, you will enjoy life more! Document your systems by writing a step-by-step procedure for how each system needs to function. Use checklists to help your people do it perfectly, the same way, every time. Systems documentation can feel overwhelming, but start by solving the biggest frustration first. Just pick one system, the most relevant one to you right now, and begin working "on" your business. You and your people will be glad you did!


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