Why Processes? What is that?
A couple of months ago, there was a blog post written about who With Purpose is and what we focus on.
The main idea surrounds how we handle People, Processes, and Profits when doing business and leadership consulting.
(You can find that brief blog post here: https://withpurposellc.com/who-is-with-purpose/)
For With Purpose, processes are the central pillar that helps our clients build, strengthen, or scale their business.
Without the right processes in place, anything can be lost in a system without control. Many easy changes like folder management to losing out on revenue because you lose prospects in a mix.
Processes affect many different areas of your business, so we want to spend a few moments talking over why and how your processes need to change.
First off, why do processes need to change?
There are a variety of reasons why your business processes need to change. The bulk of the time, businesses don’t have them, are inefficient, or need scaling up the power they hold.
Sometimes, simple tweaks to how a business is running can generate more revenue or efficiency. Or better process costs or having the expenses remain the same to scale.
What this means is, processes change to save time, money, or both. to execute the necessary steps.
When businesses grow, many additions are made inside of the organization. Revenue, employees, products, departments, locations. Anything can change or grow into something greater.
With more people talking, more systems implemented, and more complex, you need processes to keep everything in check (BizJournals)
When communication needs to be at its highest, and everything running smoothly, it’s a daunting task trying to keep everything accounted for.
Second, how do processes change?
The beginning of change begins with clarity. Reflect on the reasons why you need a change to the processes in your business.
What is going well? What isn’t? What do I want to see happen with this change?
Asking yourself questions that clarify your mission will allow you to see what is essential for change. If you don’t know what you want to accomplish, you never will be able to accomplish anything.
You cannot make progress on how a business should be designed if you don’t know the direction you want to head toward.
Now that you have analyzed what needs to follow, start to redesign the processes on what to do. A straightforward example of what to do is to create a flow chart.
A flow chart will allow you to map out every single detail that is necessary on the board. When many people are involved, a breakdown of the entire structure is best to describe in detail.
Then, you should simplify. Make it easier. What can be changed or adapted to produce a better flow or less wasted energy in your business?
What can you cut down or out that will make the start-to-finish go faster and smoother than ever before?
Define it all with clarity to allow a better comparison between all the different ideas.
Next, figure out the KPIs you will need to measure the results you desire.
In the clarity part of this blog, a question asked was: where do you see the need for change?
Then, communicate that flow chart. Communicate it a lot.
As I have said in previous blog posts, communication is the most important thing about a business.
Communicating that flow chart with everyone around the company- whether you are a one-man team or there are thousands of individuals- is key.
Overcommunicate so everyone in the organization knows their roles and responsibilities to keep the flow chart at top performance.
If everyone is on board, then you finally make progress. A machine can be completely shut down or inoperable because one gear is unwilling to turn.
Knowing and acknowledging those KPIs is what will drive the results you desire.
As the saying goes, the grass is only green where you water it. If you focus on specific indicators, you will have the best opportunity at driving in those numbers.
On top of that, it gives everyone inside the organization an understanding of what is most important.
If there is no level of importance, you can’t gather people to put in the work toward results.
It won’t bring in what is necessary.
Make the grass greener by bringing in business consulting from With Purpose!
Whether you have big issues, want to grow, scale, or just want to have better leaders, you can find what you need.
With non-cookie-cutter development, we strategize with you to help you grow the business you desire.
By working on your business and not just in it, With Purpose will help you focus on the necessary components to drive results.
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