There is a lot of buzz happening in the business world about systems and systemising. For the most part, people have systems in their business without recognising that they are there.
Systemising your business is a process of analysing your business, standardising the processes, creating operating procedures and then following them.
Systems are the methods and practices used by you and your team to get the job done.
Every time you do something more than twice, you have a system. Answering the phone, posting on social media, entering customer details into your database, creating an invoice, inducting a new employee. All systems.
There are many benefits to systemising. Most of which will impact your business.
Systemising your business is not a five minute task. It takes time, dedication and perseverance. A bit of ‘heavy lifting’. You may be taken away from the profit-making activities from your business for a short period of time (unless you delegate this task to someone else within the business) but systemising is a long-term benefit. Without it you may get stuck working in your business rather than on it, meaning you miss opportunities for growth and could make you less likely to be able to react and cope to change that is out of your control.
So to create an asset that continues to operate effectively even when you are not around, or not operating at your best…invest your time into systems.