We are now into September. The nights are drawing in. Have you PLANNED 2022? BEYOND? The next 5 years? Perhaps your financial year runs to April, and Spring next year seems a long way off. Got to get Christmas out of the way first I suppose?
Your business clearly needs to make a profit – or at least be solvent. It’s been a tough 18 months for all of us. We are all reeling. No doubt you are doing your best to keep your business afloat and growing. Whatever business you are in, large or small, it can be hard to concentrate on what really matters. The numbers. It is easy to put this exercise off – especially if you proclaim not to be a ’numbers person’ – or you leave things to your accountant.
Having worked throughout my career in Hospitality and F&B, it breaks my heart to see the effect the pandemic has had on many such businesses, small and large. As I work with businesses owners, strategising for recovery by maximising opportunity and minimising disruption, I admire the resilience of business owners who – with the right Leadership, Strategy and Team – are putting themselves in a position to recover after this torrid time.
What is a business ‘Process’? In short – EVERYTHING YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS DOES.
So you have agreed your Business Purpose. You know what it is. Your team are aligned with your purpose. But do you have a process for achieving that purpose – in all aspects of your business?
Process fulfils Purpose Purpose creates Opportunity Opportunity fosters Growth
Your business process ultimately creates your business success, by allowing you to delegate tasks effectively to your team.
It’s not rocket science.
Your Business IS your business, of course, but take a moment to consider where sharing the load will get you. If you have a team of people working for you who know WHAT they do, but don’t know WHY they do it, you will find them coming to work to get their daily wage, but it’s conceivable they will not do any more because you are simply not involving them, and they feel that you don’t TRUST them to do a good job.
Business Strategy is commonly referred to as the ‘heart’ and ‘soul’ of any business and organisation. The business strategy is generally defined as the ‘plan’ to achieve a certain goal, and it is situated at the crossroads of a company’s goals and values, resources and capabilities, structure and systems, and their industry environment (i.e. competitors, customers, and suppliers).
Tailored Business Coaching and mentoring can be transformational for your business. Coaching will help your staff develop their skills and confidence in delivering results. Your business will see increased performance, motivation, goodwill and time saved.
At Victoria Williams Consulting, we help you build and maintain the health of your business. We support your people to develop practical Organisation Development & Design skills grounded in their real-world experiences.