If you’re like most small business owners, you are always looking for ways to improve your systems and processes. After all, the smoother everything runs, the more efficient your business will be. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself if you have the right people in place? Many small businesses put too much emphasis on process and not enough on leadership. The truth is that the right people can make even the worst processes work well, while the wrong people can ruin even the best systems. So how do you find and keep the right people in your small business? Read on to find out!
Your systems are run by people
Since your business systems are run by people, it only makes sense that the people you have working for you are more important than the systems themselves. As much as we are all striving for automation… the system will not run itself.
Your business systems are run by people.
The right people create the best company culture
The right people are essential for creating a positive company culture. Company culture is vital to the success of your business. I always say that culture is the invisible force either building or eroding your company. It’s what distinguishes you from the competition and draws top talent to your company. The right people will champion your company culture even while you are not looking.
Culture is the invisible force either building or eroding your company.
The right people can create the systems
The right people will create the systems your company needs. Too many small business owners get stuck in the mindset that they need to create all the systems for their people to run the business. The problem with this is that your business gets stuck being one by one genius, you, and a bunch of underlings who just follow the system and do what they’re told.
You just don’t have enough time to create, improve, and grow the systems by yourself if you want to grow your business.
The best way to find the right people is to look for passion, intelligence, and integrity above everything else. These people will find a way and make way!
Systems are easier to update than people
Systems can be easily changed or updated, but it’s much harder to change or update the people in your business. If you have the right people in place, they will be able to adapt to changes in your systems and processes quickly and easily. On the other hand, if you have the wrong people in place, they will resist change and make it difficult for your business to adapt and grow.
People can spot new problems and solve them
Systems follow a predictable process, but people are unpredictable. This is actually a good thing because it means that people can spot new problems and solve them quickly. Systems, on the other hand, tend to be inflexible and can’t always adapt to changes in the business environment quickly.
The wrong people can sabotage your best systems
Hiring the wrong person can do serious damage to your business, so it’s important to take the time to find the right fit. If someone is lacking work ethic, integrity, or simply does not fit your company culture and values, you simply will never get the best results from them.
Additionally, the right leadership can take a small business from good to great, while the wrong leadership can tank even the most promising company. Keep this in mind if you have not started building your leadership team yet.
In conclusion, it is clear that the right people are more important than the right systems and processes in your small business. The right people will create a positive company culture, adapt to changes quickly, and solve problems as they arise. On the other hand, the wrong people can sabotage your best systems and damage your business. So take the time to find the right people for your small business, and you will be on your way to success!