Are you equally proficient in all areas of your business or office?
If not, don’t be fooled into thinking that this one area is isolated unto itself. All processes in your business or office are connected. If one system is poor, it WILL affect other areas. A business, like everything else, is only as strong as its weakest link. The great news is that once you begin to put efficient systems into place, there will be a snowball effect. And, you will free up time to work in other areas. The enhanced productivity that results will be exponential.
The Streamlined Office provides process solutions for small businesses. We take the time to understand your business and create custom solutions for your unique business needs. This is accomplished through critical thinking, problem-solving expertise, and process analysis. Based on the results, we then deliver on-site or virtual services to help you implement practical, system-oriented organizational strategies using PC-based solutions as needed.
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Why Are Processes Important to Your Business?
Organization is crucial to the long-term success of your business. Don’t believe it? Here are just a few statistics on the direct correlation between a lack of processes on the effect on your organization, efficiency, productivity and your bottom line.
Executives commonly pick up a single piece of paper from their desk 30-40 times before acting on it. Michael F. Woolery, Seize the Day. Evidence of the need for a process to manage paper. According to Mobile Technology, using the correct organizational tools can improve time management by 38%. What could you do with 38% more time? Over a 40 hour work week, that’s the equivalent of freeing up an extra 15 hours! Without a process, there is no effective time management!
Accountemps states that 280 hours per year are lost by workers seeking clarification due to poor communication and 96% of office workers are frustrated by their companies’ information management. IT infrastructure needs a process and the process needs to be clearly documented for carryover ! I have examples for all areas of your business.
What is a process?
The word “process” is defined as a series of steps taken in order to achieve a particular end. Shouldn’t every action in your business be part of a larger process that is moving you towards a specific goal?
Author Paul Buyer says “Despite the importance of effort, our society tends to over value results and undervalue process-the very process that lead to the results we are aiming for. Foolishly, we expect to succeed and achieve the desired result despite the process we use as if it were optional”! Does that sound familiar?
Do you need more convincing?
In their article, The Importance of Processes, The Tinley Advantage tells us that processes impact our business in a number of ways. If they exist and are efficient, processes will make a business competitive, as well as enable growth and drive profitability. If you want your business to become more successful or are struggling to achieve any (or all) of your business goals, take a good look at your processes. In the process, you will find the solution.
Do you have efficient processes in place for your business?
If you are uncertain, take a quick mental inventory and make a list of all of the activities for which you are responsible. How many of these activities take time away from other areas of your business? Are these activities directly or indirectly affecting your revenue? For instance, if you provide a service to your customers, the service is what generates the revenue for your business. However, if you do not have a good process in place to manage invoices and accounts receivable, then you are likely not collecting your earned revenue in a timely fashion (or at all). This is a good example of how a poor process related to an indirect activity, in this case, bookkeeping, can be costing you money.
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