BSS 001-01
bss #001: business systems should be simple

This week’s tip: Business systems do not need to be complex to be effective.

One of the biggest mistakes I see business leaders make is creating systems that are too complex.

Not only are these systems difficult to administer and expensive to maintain, but they are also the ones not utilized by the people on your team.

The most effective systems are simple and often created using the resources you currently have available.

Business Systems break down into 4 key pillars: Planning, People, Process, and Technology.

They are created through Planning and People but are made up of a series of Processes that may or may not include Technology.

Imagine we’re creating a Quality Management System.

As part of our testing process, we require a sample to be measured and recorded.

A complex system would rely on someone’s experience to ensure this part of the process was executed at the required intervals.

A simple system would provide clear prompts and supporting resources in a centralized environment.

That’s all for today.

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