One of the most common issues we hear from executives and CEOs is that they are continually putting out fires and getting mired into the day-to-day running of the company.
This feeling of always being “on” for work is certainly borne out in statistics. According to a Harvard study, the average CEO works 62.5 hours a week – 18.5 hours more than the average American.
Many business owners want to cut those hours down while reducing chaos and removing the need to be the point person on every single decision within their company. At Business Success Consulting Group, we work with business owners to accomplish these goals.
The Key to Reducing Chaos
Many companies are built pretty haphazardly. Business owners are usually trying to keep things growing so that they, their employees, and their customers can benefit. Often, this takes the form of leaders working longer and longer hours to try to juggle as much as possible and keeping everything functioning to the company standards.
Often, the real obstacle to growth and success is that the business is not structured for scalability. Instead, it’s structured to support the workload that it already has, and not much more. Many business owners worry that structuring a business for growth will mean investing a lot of money into facilities and other areas which they are not sure the company can yet support. This is not what we mean by structure.
Structuring your business for growth – and thereby reducing chaos – means implementing systems within your company to streamline production, improve customer experience, and ensure reliability. It also means creating a system that allows you to measure progress and growth easily.
Establishing Management Systems
At Business Success Consulting Group, we work with businesses to create:
- An overarching management structure that makes sense for the business and inherently supports growth over time.
- Metrics for each department to find areas that need improvement and to measure that improvement.
- Streamlined workflows that optimize production.
- Training for consistent customer experience.
- Reliable processes that can be implemented by all.
- Knowledge transfer systems to simplify onboarding new employees and cross-departmental training.
We have found that setting up management systems and creating processes that can be consistently implemented is critical in reducing chaos within a company. Additionally, these processes allow employees and leadership to accomplish tasks without having to go to the CEO or business owner to resolve questions or handle problems.
Ultimately, our goal is to make your business run more efficiently, providing customers with a consistent experience, and making your workweek calmer while reducing your hours to something more reasonable.
Are you ready to streamline your business for growth or to prepare for a transition? Contact Business Success Consulting Group today.