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A Routine Can Drive Business Performance

Can that be true?

Can developing a business routine really help to drive the performance of a business?

For many businesses, the answer is 'yes'!

I was working with a client this week and, under their own steam, they developed a routine. This is a common outcome for many of my projects. In this particular case we had talked about developing a routine and at first they weren't sure about doing so. It sounded, to them, like being back at school.

A routine isn't like a school time table however. It is an outline of what essential business processes and 'checks and balances' need to be enacted each day / week / month.

It is a simple approach and certainly helps when it comes to:

  • new starters joining a team.
  • visualising what to do when people are sick / on holiday.
  • holding each other accountable when processes aren't executed.
  • helping each other out when time is in short supply.
Just knowing what needs to happen each and every day is a big step for many businesses when they are trying to improve the performance of their business.

Have you defined your business' routine?



Giles Johnston
Author of Business Process Re-Engineering

P.S. If you want some ideas on how to develop an effective routine for your business then check out the 'deluxe' version of my Sunrise Meetings book - available here.

Includes quick start templates