There is a fairly famous quote from David Allen of Getting Things Done fame that states:
‘There is no need to have a thought more than once unless you want to!’
That to me is the essence of business efficiency.
Never spend time and effort solving a problem that you or someone else has already solved.
Don’t reinvent the wheel!
So having solved the problem, create a system, a process or a procedure to capture the essence of solving that problem so that you can teach it to others.
Here are a few areas that you can consider for developing processes, procedures and systems for in your business:
– Structuring a job advertisement
– Conducting an interview
– Introducing your business to potential customers
– Explaining your vision to potential investors
– Hosting a meeting
– Crafting the minutes of a meeting
– Re-ordering your supplies
– Purchasing your supplies
– Changing your supplies into products (operations)
– Processing your mail
– Processing your email
– Storing your reference material
– Managing your time
– Developing your knowledge
– Developing your staff
– Paying your bills
– Planning your strategy
For more information on how to create processes and procedures to develop your business, read Michael Gerber’s book E-myth Revisited.
Create systems, get efficient and effective and constantly look to improve.
Dare to Aspire