If you desire efficiency in your business, the best thing you can do is create clear and accessible processes. Processes are a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end. Which basically means they guide us on how to do a specific task properly.
In this blog, we will walk you through how to create processes for your business step by step. In other words, this is a process on creating processes!
Understand Where You Need a Process
The task of creating processes may seem daunting because you don’t know where to start. You could literally create a process on anything! We have processes as we do things on repeat all the time, from onboarding clients to posting on social media! But, you want to make sure you’re being more effective and not just creating more work for yourself.
To understand the best place to start, prioritize what tasks in your business are most crucial to the function and operation. These could be tasks that directly impact your bottom line. From there, you can pick tasks that either desperately needs a process in place for clarity or need to be delegated. When bringing someone new onto your team, having clear processes for tasks can cut down on training and general confusion.
Track Your Tasks for a Week
Once you have your tasks that need processes established, it’s time to do some tracking. When we’re used to doing things a certain way, it’s easy to overlook seemingly ordinary but crucial pieces of the puzzle. For example, you might be so accustomed to using a software that it seems second nature, but to someone who’s never used it before, they can feel completely clueless.
That’s how tracking your tasks for a week helps. Perform your tasks how you usually would, but write down each step. You don’t need to go into great detail in this stage, but you do need to capture the process you’ve already created for yourself. Do this for a week so you have an outline for many tasks you repeatedly perform in that amount of time.
Describe Tasks in Great Detail
Now that you have a general outline of the tasks you usually perform in a week, it’s time to finally create your process. In this step, you will be as detailed and straightforward as possible. You will describe every step and action you take and write to someone who has zero idea on how to get this task done.
You want to be especially descriptive in areas where you’ve modified steps or used a not commonly known shortcut. It helps in those instances to explain why you do tasks that way, so someone who doesn’t know this has a better understanding.
Work with Someone Who Can Help
Creating processes is so helpful for any business, but the task itself can be time-consuming and difficult to manage along with everyday operations. If you want to develop processes but need that extra help, you’ve come to the right place. It’s my job to help my clients create seamless processes and be more efficient in their lives.
Let’s work together to create processes for your business to help you run smoother and delegate easily. So book a complimentary call with me here.