Does your business work seamlessly without you? What would happen if you were out of action for a few weeks could the business still function?
If the answer to either of these questions is no, then the answer is to improve your systemization. But what is systemization?
A simple definition is:
Systemization is the process of designing standard operating procedures to ensure the consistency and efficiency of an organization.
Documenting every process of the business sound like a huge undertaking does it have you reaching for a notebook, (honestly, give me any excuse and I’ll buy a new notebook it’s the writer in me!).
Hold on a moment, it’s worth taking some time to understand where you’re at as a business but also where you’re heading systemization can make onboarding so much easier.
Michael E. Gerber, published in 1986, The E-Myth – Why most businesses don’t work and what to do about it. The book was groundbreaking and popularised systemization
As Gerber explains in his book, as business owners we are quite often the technicians, in that we know everything about our industry how to develop our product line, but often are not hugely knowledgeable about the corporate world of business. Expectations to this are entrepreneurs who usually do it the other way round they know everything about business with limited knowledge of the technical side of their field.
There are many software packages and programs to help us with systemization and it’s worth playing around to see which one/ones suit your business.
Till Next Week,
Love Melissa xx