Systemising is easily the most underrated tool for SME’s. It’s interesting because most of us know that we probably should have systems in place but still most of us don’t do it! And when we do implement it, we don’t update them. I know we’re all busy, but you would actually be a lot less busy if you systemised! 🙂
That’s just one of 6 big benefits of systemising your business. Consider these benefits:
1. Managing (and preparing for) business growth
Systemising your business is essential for managing business growth and for creating the business that you really want. As your business grows and there is more to do, you must have the systems to deal with this expansion. Not systemising will result in stress and chaos and ultimately limiting the growth of your business.
2. Save your time & energy
Time management is essential in business. The more efficiently you run your business, the less time and energy you will need to expend. Creating a systemised way to do the most common processes in your business will save you many hours! Working within a system is faster. It’s simply easier for our brains to manage small steps in a sequence completing one thing at a time. Up goes your productivity!
3. Reduced costs
One of the most common errors in SME’s is hiring staff too early. This is usually due to a lack of systemisation. If you systemise first, you can avoid unnecessarily hiring staff to deal with the workload.
4. Consistent outcomes
A system can easily create consistent results for you and your business. Once you have documented the steps in your process, all you have to do is follow them. This also means that if you are susceptible to procrastination (most of us from time to time) having a system will help you overcome this! 🙂 It’s easier to get started on a task that has an outline and step by step process. Our human brain is less likely to resist such tasks as it requires less cognitive effort.
5. Improved customer experience
When you systemise your business processes, your customer experience is much more consistent. Customers notice this. They receive their invoices on the same date, the branding is always the consistent, they get a follow-up call at the time you promised etc. And what does all this consistency create? Trust. Lots of trust. We all know our aim is to create the know, like, trust factor for sales, so this is an unbeatable benefit of systemisation.
6. Enjoy your business more
Creating joy in what you do brings a sense of fulfillment and wellbeing. It’s the shift that happens within you and around you when things are organised. When you have a systemised business you are able to focus your attention easier. You move from task to task without having to sift through things. There’s less resistance because there is a path already created. This is when ease is created. This is truly a big benefit of systemisation.
As always, knowledge is not power, implementation is. So my question to you is: Which business process will you systemise this week?
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