Improving Oprating Methods
Success for any business is process driven on all fronts. Many times, the underperformance in closely-held companies can be traced to an ineffective customer development platform. It is when sales are not the problem and operational problems are impacting profits that we shift our process emphasis to improving efficiency, changing the culture or addressing leadership deficiencies.
At the structural core of any successful business is its operating methods. Regardless of company size profitability rests in step-by-step operating procedures that underlay every important action and every role in the company. Without these critical procedures, as most business leaders can see, people create their own ad-hoc processes – breeding complacency, lower productivity, and functional silos.
Addressing both efficiency and employee buy-in motivates an immediate and company-wide boost in attitude. Seeking insights at all levels, understanding the origin and purpose of resident methods and implementing process improvements extends early results into sustainable initiatives.
Many times, the examination of how current internal processes are contributing to the bottom line will confirm long-held suspicions. Our 4-steps process for operational efficiency can get your business on a clear track to sustainability:
- Audit of the primary operational functions
- Uncover the snags, protected territories and inefficiencies
- Recommend and implement alternative methods
- Creation of a fully-functional Operations Manual
The greatest asset in any small business is its people; a willing, well-trained and dedicated team can energize the enterprise and better respond to the guidance of the leader. For businesses of all sizes to consistently win in today’s competitive marketplace requires genuine leadership and continuous communication of business objectives.
Change management is a challenge for any small business, but well worth the effort towards operating under control. Bring our skills and sensitivities to the pursuit of objective understanding in your company. Get the magical additive that stimulates ordinary people to do extraordinary things.