The Power of Documentation and Automation
Updated: May 25
Never under-estimate the power of documentation and automation – especially in business. These are key components to creating success over and over again, without any hiccups. Having these in place means ANYONE could step into your business and immediately perform at a high level.
You don’t need to recreate the wheel! A well-oiled business knows what to do, how to do it, how long it should take and the details along the way. It has tried-and-true methods to create repeatable, sustainable and reliable results.
The best way to do this is by documenting your systems. There should be clear records of each and every detail that leads every aspect of your business to its end result of success. If one step or piece of information is left out, it can lead to chaos and money left on the table.
A business system that is repeatable and sustainable is one understood by employees and used to achieve a desired purpose. Some of these systems include human resources, marketing, organizational, administration, financial, accounting and sales. You need effective systems in place to add value to your company.
Efficiency is key! If there’s a faster and better way to do something, make a change. Constantly analyze your working process and evaluate nuances in your systems…if you think “there’s got to be a better way to do this”, there probably is.
Everyday tasks like scheduling meetings, time tracking, signing documents, filling out forms, managing software, customer support and sending emails are just the beginning of things to consider automating. And in a fast-paced technological world, there’s constantly new software and programs being developed to speed up your processes and eliminate stress, no matter what they may be.
Keep in mind, the key to automation is identifying repetition. If there are tasks you find yourself doing more than once that adds value to your company, look into a way to automate it. Odds are, even if it costs money to automate up-front, in the end it will save you loads of money in time (which we all know is our biggest resource).
Reflect and answer honestly, is this statement True or False for you: “I can rely on my efficient systems and detailed processes so my success is repeatable and sustainable.”
If the answer is “False” or “I’m not sure”, let’s assess your company and business's position!
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