If you, as a manager or as a business owner ever find yourself say, “I would be quicker doing it myself”, you have a problem on your hands.
Either you are not good at delegating, you are not prepared to take the time to train your team, you do not trust your team or you simply have the wrong team.
While “doing it yourself” may be the only option available to you in the moment, the problem will remain with you forever, unless you decide to resolve the problem.
Thinking that “you would be quicker doing it yourself” will lead to the following:
1. You being caught up endlessly in the “busyness” of business.
2. An ineffective team that get no satisfaction from working in your business.
3. Sluggish business growth restricted by your “busyness”
4. Poor customer service – Good while you are there but disengaged when you are not there.
5. Burnout for you.
So whats the answer?
It’s simple. If you want to grow and develop a business that can work without you, you will need to invest some of your time and some of your effort creating systems within your business.
Once the systems are created, you will need to train the team on how to use the system
If the system works properly, there should not be any reason why 80% of the tasks in the business can be completed by people other than you.
Most business owners will not take the time to create a systemised business. This is a shame as the business cannot grow beyond their own capability and the number of hours in the day.
The word SYSTEM is an Acronym for:
Saving You, Stress, Time, Energy and Money
In theory, all business owners want all of the above.
I have a list of systems required by every business. I have examples of systems that work in businesses that I have coached over the past 12 years.
If you would like a copy of the list or to see some examples, email me and I will rush them to you.