In Business terms, a System can be thought of as a routine proven way of maximising a desired result while minimising the resources required to achieve it.
Anything that you do (or make) more than once in the course of a business day, is a candidate to have a system created to manage it.
‘Systems are a Plan for achieving a desired end result in an efficient and certain way’.
In Business we should adopt the Japanese Kaizen principle which is a system of continuous improvement in quality, technology, processes, company culture, productivity, safety and leadership.
Do a task without writing it down and you are destined to repeat it … If you save an hour a week… That’s 50 hours a year or one week every year.
The Kaizen philosophy is to “do it better, make it better, improve it even if it isn’t broken, because if we don’t, we can’t compete with those who do.”
This is where systems play such an important part in Business. That’s why many people buy a Franchise, the systems are already completed.
Fully systemizing the Business and have a detailed Operations/Systems/Procedures Manual is essential.