Improving Your Business Systems

Two focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. While businesses are generally thought of as entities for making money, a little known secret is that the most successful ones have solid systems. The following contributed post is entitled, Improving Your Business Systems.

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Systems are an important part of business planning since your business is really just a big system. In the same way that a car has small systems that work well together to make sure it speeds up when you step on the gas pedal, your business will depend on the small organizational efforts you make and the rules you put in place to keep them in check.

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For example, a company’s human resources system will be set up to make sure that the people who work there are taken care of, that their administrative needs, both professional and personal, are met, and that problems that could get worse or are intolerable, like bullying or discrimination at work, are found and stopped. So, the HR system helps clean up the many variables that come with adding people to your business, which is still a necessary step if you want to grow.

So, if you want to fix or improve some parts of your business, it’s important to remember that you can’t do so if you don’t know how the systems work.

What’s the meaning? Let’s have a look below:

Your Recruitment Systems

What could be more important than taking a look at the steps you take to add new people to your team? Could it be that finding the right people for the job would be easier if you didn’t just ask for resumes from popular recruitment websites? It might be a good idea to set up a graduate program so that you can hire and train newly qualified people. This could help you become known as a good place to work and make the best use of fresh, focused talent.

Could You Introduce Automation

Anyone who has worked in manufacturing knows about automated processes. But what about using the best turnkey system to help you build the right format and platform for your industrial applications in a way that is well-engineered, well-maintained, and free of bugs? If you can figure out what this kind of practice is good for, you might be able to make your system more useful, convenient, and reliable for your team. So, you can give your customers and clients more consistency, and if you do well, it might even help you make sure of a better product development cycle in the long run. Part of this could include plant relocation services for example.

Looking At What Isn’t Working

There are times when systems need to be changed. This can often be seen in public scandals. For example, the police system and the recent London fire department have shown that some of the internal disciplinary procedures and behavior reporting systems haven’t been up to the task, which is a big problem. Let’s say your payroll is often miscalculated, and payments come a day or two after the due date. This isn’t good enough, and you may need to use a different provider, outsource your payroll to help your overworked accounting staff, or change the way your accounting department works. This kind of work can and does make a big difference.

With this advice, you’ll be able to set up your business for success in the best way possible, while still being ready for change and able to adapt.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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