We talk a lot about the benefits of using systems. Why do you want to use a system? Here are three key benefits of properly implementing and utilizing systems:
- Build up the quality of performance. When you have a system, you have something to revisit. You have something to tweak, something to improve. When everything is handled differently each time it occurs in your business, there is nothing to improve. You have nothing to adjust. When using a system, and a problem occurs, you can go back and address that system.
- Build off quality performers in your business. Proper systems, well-designed and tailored to your business, will develop over time to reflect your customers’ needs, and yours. You can use quality employees to accomplish the results you want. There is no need to have superstars who may have personality problems or high salary expectations. You can use normal employees who care about their jobs, who want to accomplish great things.
- Avoid the cost of reinventing the wheel. When your employees are using systems properly, the system will repeat itself. You will not have to redesign how to do something every time something new happens.
We are implementing systems like this at our law firm on a recurring basis and we see the benefits. It is part of the management training we have received through Atticus, the attorney consulting firm. We think that it is applicable beyond law firms and beyond service firms. All businesses could benefit from properly utilized and developed systems.
What has been your experience with systems? Are you using systems correctly? Are you capitalizing on all the possible benefits from a system? Join us in the comments below?
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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. Freeimages.com/photographer Andrea Kratzenberg.
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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.