Steve explains how to automate your systems creation.
He will also expand on the points you need to focus on to achieve this and how you can make systems improvement a habitual and automatic task in your organisation. This will involve a mindset shift and create a culture within your team of continuous development and improvement.
Identify which systems require your team’s attention. Think about what isn’t working in your business right now. Where are the bottlenecks? Also, what is taking too much of your focus?
Change your mindset and also that of your staff. Stagnant systems create workforces that are afraid of change. People are also often fearful of disruption and offer resistance. Improvement and development shouldn’t ever stop. It should be an accepted and constant process within your business and value systems. Congratulate all attempts to systemise, even failed ones, to encourage the culture of continuous improvement.
Apply this method even if you dislike systemisation and technology. And learn to see the value in the process and results. You don’t have to be the one carrying out the implementation; you have to be the one who can see its value. If you also start early with a small business, you will have these systems that will allow you to scale up and run.
You can expect happier staff invested emotionally and valued in your business, less burnout and pressure. You’ll also have increased profits and more time for passion projects and favoured tasks if you consistently apply all these principles.
‘You can spend hours, days, weeks or whatever just putting too much time and effort into the wrong parts of your business. Maybe it’s parts of the business you enjoy. Maybe it’s the parts of the business you do every day, and you think this would be so nice if it were nicely polished and systemised.’
‘It’s about creating your operations manuals and all the other bits that fit together to make it happen without your involvement. Suppose you have stagnant systems in your business, things that aren’t being developed or just sitting there, not actually being looked at. In that case, those stagnant systems can really drag your business back.’
‘We have a monthly task to identify which tasks my staff are currently working on that could be done better.’
‘You need to realise that it doesn’t need to be you that does all this stuff. You’re the person that values it. You value the result you’re going to get from having systems. That’s your role in this.’
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ABOUT THE HOST
Steve used to be a slave to his business, but when he moved to Sweden in 2015, he was forced to change how he worked. He switched to running his businesses remotely. After totally nailing this concept, he also spent his time helping other small business owners do the same. Steve’s been investing in property since 2002, has a degree in Computing, and worked as a doctor in the NHS before quitting to focus full-time on sharing his systems and outsourcing Methodology with the world. He now lives in Sweden and runs his UK-based businesses remotely with the help of his team of Filipino and UK-based Virtual Assistants.
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