Do you drive the same way to and from work every day? Most of us probably go the same route every day because it’s the easiest, quickest, most efficient way.
But once we’ve memorized that route what are we doing as we’re driving the car? We’re not thinking about clicking the blinker and putting out foot on the pedal because it’s already second nature to us.
This gives us time to think about other things on the drive such as what we’re going to eat, what we have to do today, and whatever command our thoughts at the moment.
Essentially, we’re multitasking.
We’re planning and thinking while driving to our destination our business should run the same.
While we’re planning and guiding the business toward its vision, the business should run systems in the background.
Processes and procedures are part of a larger system, and if you don’t have the steps memorialized and reinforced throughout your business, the systems will break down.
If your systems are missing critical input and lack comprehensive review, the very foundation of your organization is on shaky ground. If all the measures, steps, and knowledge are locked in your mind alone and aren’t spread throughout your team, they wouldn’t be able to run the systems that ultimately deliver at a high level to your customers.
That means you improved all the work you did to ensure you have the right team and everything you did to ensure your delivery and distribution will be wasted.
“Systematize the routine, humanize the exception.”
Establishing systems means the business begins to operate more methodically. Routine tasks are systemized to ensure that best practices are leveraged for faster production, less rework, and a better use of resources. Some common systems that can be put in place include
Product development systems
Manufacturing and inventory systems
Order processing and tracking systems
Order tracking systems
Customer Service Systems
Accounts Payable Systems
Sales and Marketing Systems
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