So, does your business move at the speed of change? I remember attending a management presentation promoted as being geared toward small businesses. It lasted more than 45 minutes. It was all over the place. The presenter shared several acronyms verbatim from a PowerPoint presentation. Don’t get me wrong, most of the content had merit. It’s just that, as presented, it would be difficult to use in a small business. Much of it was overly complicated and would take too much time to implement. It didn’t move at the speed of change.
Does Your Business Move at the Speed of Change?
Does your organization run on all cylinders, or is it sputtering due to clogged fuel lines and spark plugs that don’t spark? It may be time to take a hard look at your company and ask the following:
- How can my business move faster?
- What procedures are outdated?
- How do systems interfere with getting the job done?
- What acronyms do we follow that could be abbreviated?
- Are some policies non-essential?
Do You Know What Slows your Business Down?
The day after the presentation, I met with a small business to introduce team building and leadership development. I began with one department. After introducing myself and explaining my purpose, I met with each team member one-on-one.
I asked each how we could improve their job, what tools and training would make them more efficient, and how to improve the company. Each offered insights on how to make their department more efficient—how to move faster.
Your Team has the Answers
Do you know what slows your team down and what systems, tasks, and processes hinder their work? Have you asked them?
Is it Time to Streamline?
In today’s business climate, change happens fast. Cumbersome plans that may have been effective twenty years ago may need to be revised to fit the speed of change in the 2020s. Systems that worked in the 19th and 20th centuries may be less effective in the 21st century. Think about it, how many of the principles of business followed today originated before the internet? That doesn’t mean every pre-connected-world business principle is invalid, not at all. What it should be is a caution to small businesses to analyze their processes. Does your business move at the speed of change?
How Can I Help You?
I like to help people and organizations, but I have three criteria I consider before taking an assignment – I believe in what the organization stands for, I know I can help, and it looks like fun. If you have any questions, Contact Me.
So, does your business have a management training plan? Because if not, many organizations, large and small, use my book, The New Manager’s Workbook a crash course in effective management, as the basis for their leadership development program. Check it out.
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