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Want Your Business To Run Better – Know What Everyone Does

It is thrilling to know that you can make your business run better if you know what every department does.   Almost everyone has heard the expression, “knowledge is power.” When it comes to operating your business, this is definitely true. Take time right now to look at your business. Do you know everything it takes to make your business run from day-to-day? If the answer is yes, excellent. If the answer is no, get out a pen and some paper, take notes, there is some work for you to do.

Good employees are a special and treasured resource. A mistake often made by entrepreneurs is making employees indispensable to a business’ success. When an employee is indispensable, your business will be seriously damaged or nay fail if a key employee leaves. You should  take steps to be sure business operations continue if you are  away from the business. Similarly, things should continue smoothly if a key employee leaves the business.

Do not make any employee crucial or indispensable to your business. A position or work function may be indispensable of course, but no person should have the power to stop your business operations. Make a list of all the things it takes to make your business operate. Next look at the list to see if there is any function you cannot perform. Start today and learn how  to do each job on your list. This does not mean you have  to do each job. Indeed, you may not want to several key jobs. However,  you must know how to do each job. This will give you the power to dismiss employees who need to be let go. It will give you the strength and ability to continue operations if a key employee leaves or is absent from work. Additionally, this knowledge will make it easier for you to hire a replacement should that become necessary. Yet another benefit is that when you understand how each part and how each person functions, you will be better able to handle day-to-day operations.

This is a matter of control – you should be in control of your business operations, not your employees. Remember, it is your business. You must show up like a grown up and make things work. Knowledge about the things needed to make your business run helps you manage your business and employees because it enables you to run from a position of knowledge. Decisions made based upon knowledge are better than decisions made based upon ignorance or wishful thinking.  

 


In conclusion, it is thrilling to know that you can make your business run better if you know what every department does. So, the question for you this thrilling day is, do you know how everything in your business runs? 

Janeane Davis

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