Do You Operate Your Business
On One Operating System?
Overwhelmed with so much to do? Does the thought of an employee taking a day off worry you? Are you working harder with less to show for it? Does it feel like all your revenues support everyone but you?
Look… You’re tired of watching margins shrink and bottom line profits dwindle to levels that make it seem pointless to even run a business at times. If that’s not enough, you have more to do and less resources to do it with. Knowing what to do and when to do it are one thing. Knowing who should be doing it so it makes the most sense to your business is a whole other thing. And it isn’t just you experiencing this… Look around! It’s everywhere. But does that mean you should keep on banging your head against the wall doing things the way you always have done them?
NO! In fact, you’ll be as extinct as the dinosaurs if you play the game of business with that mindset. It’s time to GET YOUR BUSINESS RUNNING ON ONE OPERATING SYSTEM!
What is "One Operating System?"
Most entrepreneurs have not fully defined how others will work with them and for them. That leads to each person being able to make decisions based on their own way of doing things. One Operating System is a means to get 100% of your people on the same page. When everyone in your business is on the same page, solving issues the same way, making decisions guided by a clear vision with specific goals, you can get the traction you need to break through the ceiling that holds you back.
As cash from credit sources has been evaporating at alarming rates, some entrepreneurs realized, too late for some mind you, that the only REAL source of cash is pure "profit on cash collected" (assuming they pay their bills). Yes we are talking about the kind of money you can touch and feel and put in the bank or in your wallet, not the kind that shows up in the accounts receivable section of your balance sheet. You know you need to effectively manage your costs and your profit. And doing that well is the difference between having bankable cash, or not.
What’s sad right now is that without deep pockets, long-term survival is nearly impossible unless a properly planned and executed strategy is deployed.
SO HOW DO YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF YOUR BUSINESS?
The game you are in right now is still the same game you were playing way back when. You produce things (products and services) that people need/want and they are supposed to buy them, right? But the season… Ah
What's that all about?
In its simplest form, it’s the means through which any business accomplishes what it set out to do. It's the instruction and behavioral guide to
We live in a world today where there is little time for planning. And planning is hardly considered a valuable exercise in the small business world. We are hell-bent with only one thing on our minds… to reach business success as fast as we can. But as you've noticed, there comes a point in time where you begin to hit one ceiling after another and to break through takes herculean efforts.
This is the result of your early on success followed by growing pains. Growth is great, but it brings about a whole new set of challenges. These challenges stem from the complex nature of bringing new people into your organization and you not having a clearly defined culture. When we bring employees on and they are allowed to be themselves, that's great. Well, that's great if they share your values. Many times they don't and that leads to one type set of problems. Couple that with the need for more resources and more training and more customer demand for support and you have the makings of some serious changes needed by your business.
So with all of this growth and its set of complexities, your day and that of your managers tend to look like firefighters rather than business people. It's not a competency or capability issue. It's a systems issue that can be solved by operating from one business system.
For you and I to be on the same page, let me clarify vision, traction and healthy.
- Vision, getting your leaders 100% on the same page with where your organization is going and how it is going to get there.
- Traction, helping your leaders to become more disciplined and accountable, executing really well to achieve every part of your vision.
- Healthy, helping your leaders to become a healthy, functional, cohesive leadership team because unfortunately, leaders often don’t function well as a team.
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