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78: Systemise your business for success

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The podcast features a conversation with David Jenyns, who became a systems devotee after systemising his own business successfully in 2016. He founded systemHUB and SYSTEMology with a mission to free business owners from the daily operations of their businesses. The discussion covers various aspects of systemising a business, the importance of repeatability, the impact on scalability, and how to get started with creating and implementing systems and processes.

David emphasises the value of falling in love with the idea of owning a systemised business and building up your systems muscle over time to achieve business growth and success.

8 tips to improved efficiency, scalability, and overall success in business:

  1. Systemise Your Business: Systemising your business can free you from daily operational tasks, allowing you to focus on more strategic aspects of your company.
  2. Identify Critical Systems: Start by identifying the critical few systems that have the biggest impact on your business’s success. These are the systems you should focus on first.
  3. Delegate and Repeat: Delegate tasks to lower-skilled team members, making them repeatable and standardized. This helps free up higher-skilled team members to work on more valuable tasks.
  4. Keep It Simple: Don’t overcomplicate your systems. Focus on creating systems that are simple, clear, and easy for your team to follow.
  5. Cultural Change: Changing the culture inside your organisation is a crucial part of systemisation. Teach your team the value of systems and processes and how they can lead to personal and professional growth.
  6. Fall in Love with Systemisation: Understand the importance of systemisation and commit to the process, even if you don’t particularly enjoy creating documentation. Focus on the benefits it brings to your business.
  7. Start Small and Build: Begin by identifying and systemizing just one or a few key processes. Building your “systems muscle” gradually will lead to long-term success.
  8. Celebrate System Wins: Recognise and celebrate small wins in systemisation during your weekly meetings. This reinforces the importance of systems within your company.

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