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Are You Spending Too Much Time Making Things Work Well?

January 5, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

How can you improve the management in your company? What are you making work well? Usually, this is the strength of your company, but maybe it is not. Maybe it is something you need to improve. In your company, what are you working on that should be somebody else’s responsibility?

I work with several business-improvement programs, including training by Atticus, the attorney consulting firm. In a recent workshop, they asked us this question: What are we making work well? It turns out, the things that we are forcing to work well, the things we are artificially making happen, are our points of weakness. Those are the things that are not systematized properly in our business, things we are not delegating to others. How could you do this differently? How could you make your business work better? What areas of weakness are masked by you, the management team, or the owner, by taking too much responsibility?

I encourage you to look at your business. Figure out what you do that should be delegated to other employees. What areas are you filling? How are you passing things back and forth?  Focus on these areas to systematize, so that you can free yourself to do higher value-added activities, the things best for you.

Join us in the comments below and let us know what your experience has been. What have you been working on? Where have you been adding strength to your business that is keeping it from growing to its fullest potential? We’re looking forward to hearing your comments.

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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique.  Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Piotr Bizior.

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