Most entrepreneurs recognize the need for business systems. Many books and gurus teach that without systems or standard operating procedures your business won’t last long.
And they’re right—but only to a certain point. If misdirected, an over-reliance on business systems can do more harm than good.
I’ve found many business owners hold common misconceptions about business systems. In this brief video I reveal the top four myths of business systems, and what to do about them.
- Watch this video and ask yourself: Have I been acting upon any of these myths in my small business?
- Systems should be as detailed as possible.
- The business owner should write the systems.
- Systems should be perfect.
- The system is the solution.
- Share your perspective or ask questions about business systems on this page.
- A Business System should be a brief sketch outline that you can use for training. Documenting too much detail to systems makes it ineffective.
- The best person to document the systems is the employee using it.
- There is no such thing as a perfect business system. We always want to improve and innovate processes within the business.
- Business systems are only as effective as the people using them and the accountability provided to those people.