Why You Should use Systems in Your Business
Ah, systems. I’ll be honest, they don’t come easily to me. For quite a while I convinced myself that all the checklists in my head counted as systems. Maybe you can relate. What I eventually realized is that having specific systems and processes for the day-to-day activities in my business are a lifesaver. From sales, to onboarding, to the client's experience and even marketing, having an efficient process for each component of your business is paramount. There are three key reasons that detailed systems are important in any business.
They’re a Great Way To Avoid Mistakes
Regardless of how great your memory may be, mistakes happen. So why take any unnecessary risks? Having systems in place that explicitly state what needs to be done, help you to make sure that you aren’t missing any important tasks or forgetting any important details.
You may be under the impression that systems have to be super technical or that they are only for people for who have been in business for a long time and have super complicated business processes, but that’s not necessarily the case. A systems can be as simple as a series of checklists and can be a great tool for people who are just getting started.
They’re A Great Way To Measure Results
Whether you have a large team or a one-person operation, it’s important to be able to analyze what is and isn’t working in your business in order to continue to improve. Systems can help you to improve your business by helping you to measure your results. When you have a specific way of corresponding with your clients there are fewer variables to analyze, which helps you to locate and handle issues more effectively.
They’re A Wonderful Training Tool
As your team grows, it can become increasingly challenging to keep track of who is doing what without specific systems. Systems give us the ability to simplify complicated information and processes and disseminate that information to new team members. For example, uniform scripts for sales calls and emails are systems that help you improve communication, and they are also wonderful training tools.
If you are having trouble with developing systems, that is totally normal. Sometimes you need an outside perspective to analyze your business model and advise you on what type of systems will work best for you. Book in for your Business Strategy Session and see how we can help you to get clear on how to continue to grow your business.