This is a guest post by Michael Zipursky, CEO of Consulting Success® and Coach to Consultants. He has advised organizations like Financial Times, Dow Jones, RBC, and helped Panasonic launch new products into global markets. Michael is also the author of the Amazon Best Sellers ACT NOW: How successful consultants thrive during chaos and uncertainty, The Elite Consulting Mind and Consulting Success® the book.
You know the feeling; you’d love to take a vacation and a break from your business…
…but there’s no one to handle the day-to-day operations for you.
You’ve built up years of experience, and you feel like you’re the only one who can run the show. I know, because I’ve been there. Early on in my career, I was convinced I could do everything.
I told myself I was better than anyone at the work I did. It would take me too long to train anyone up to my level. I persuaded myself that this was true…but I was wrong. I could have certainly taught someone else – and it would have saved me a lot of time and energy to focus on higher-value work.
On top of this, documenting systems and processes builds a foundation to train new team members so that your business can run without you involved in the day-to-day operations.
By the end of this Process Street article, you’ll understand why it’s so important to document systems and processes, see some real-life examples and learn how to do it in your business.
- Business system documentation: What it is and why it is important
- Business system development starts with organizing your business systems
- Documenting systems for clients: Network Reactivation Campaign example
- Frequently asked questions about business systems development
- Using Process Street and process documentation for business system development