An entrepreneurial operating system is required for a business to thrive. Sustainable businesses have procedures on how each step of the company is to function, and entrepreneurs have to create a the same document to grow.
Entrepreneurial operating systems need to be written in a manual for future reference.
There is a difference between creating a place for you to work or creating a business that provides other opportunities. If you want to build a business where you can eventually hire staff or sell, then you need an entrepreneurial operating system in the beginning.
Entrepreneurial Operating System Maintains Productivity
Everyone has a day when they do not feel like going to work. I’m not talking about being sick and needing rest I’m talking about not feeling like working. On those days your operating system can help you stay on track.
An entrepreneurial operating system leads to writing out specific tasks. For example, if you want to receive your payments on a specific day, then you have to process payments on a specific day.
This objective leads to the creation of a task list. When you look at the tasks to complete, suddenly you are motivated to work because you realize, I want payment on a specific day, so the process has to happen today to be on time.
You cannot always depend on your feelings to lead you to the right action; you need both head and heart to be productive daily.
Entrepreneurial Operating Systems is Helpful for Business Growth
Going back to the example of receiving payments, if you write down each step of the payment process, you will have a job description or at least know what you need when it’s time to hire a bookkeeper.
When it’s time to hire staff or an independent contractor, it is not important for you to know everything about their industry. But, when you have a general idea of your business needs, it makes you an educated consumer and a better client.
Having some experience of the work helps you to create a clear job description when hiring staff. You now have some idea of what qualifications you need and can create an initial job description to communicate your expectations clearly.
An Entrepreneurial Operating System Helps with Accountability
Your company’s entrepreneurial operating system will become a living document. It is useful when it’s time to evaluate a position or possibly audit a position if the workload is too much.
If there is a breakdown in the organization’s procedures, you can review your operating system to see what may need changing so staff will be more efficient.
The entrepreneurial operating system manual is a great tool for entrepreneurs. This document will keep you productive when your feelings may lead you astray, and it will help your business grow.
Electra Ford, owner of the Virtual Office Center.
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