Proteins are the building blocks of life, skeletons hold our bodies, and planets make up the solar system. What’s my point? The world has so many systems in place – ecosystems, weather systems, bodily systems – to name a few. They’re basically a set of things or procedures that support an entire structure or operation. You might even say that they’re the key to how things get done.
Systems are especially important in businesses. Successful companies depend on them to ensure stability, growth, and innovation. Thus, every entrepreneur and business leader should take time to craft systems that can ensure their business’ growth through a variety of scenarios.
Remote teams are no exception. In fact, having the right system in place is even more important for their success.
Here are just a few reasons why.
Consistent, High-Quality Results
Employees need some semblance of structure to do their jobs properly. A system that has well-defined roles and responsibilities eliminates the guesswork. Employees who know what’s expected of them perform more efficiently and consistently than those that don’t.
You can’t always expect the same result from different processes. Thus, having standard procedures in place will guarantee excellent output all times no matter where your remote employees are based.
Improved Performance and Skill Mastery
Imagine having to do different, unrelated tasks every day. Aside from the risk of burning out, you can bet that no one will master anything.
If you want your remote workers to get better at their jobs, consistency is key. A good system promotes this by ensuring that tasks are delegated to the right people, and that they have the resources they need to do them efficiently and repeatedly.
Furthermore, a system that delegates tasks consistently enables the employees involved to become intimately familiar with their jobs. This allows not just for skill mastery but better decision-making.
No one wants to work with a company that doesn’t know what it wants to achieve. The same goes for remote teams. Incoming members are better off knowing what they can contribute to the business from the beginning.
A well-planned and implemented business system should have clear objectives and roles, as well as standard procedures. Thus, it will spare you and your team from missed deadlines, poor work quality, or a general misalignment of values.
A Framework For Change
Systems are dynamic, and that’s a good thing. This just means you can always make changes when some things aren’t working anymore. Hence, it’s important to regularly get feedback from your remote team.
Knowing what works and what doesn’t will help you design a more inclusive business system. One that embraces change and diverse input will always produce better results and weather out inevitable changes.
Increased Productivity and Profitability
Happy, satisfied employees are effective employees. Efficient systems can bring this about since they eliminate ambiguities, potentially reduce toxic workplace politics, and prevent people from burning out.
High employee satisfaction, in turn, can ensure a high quality of service for your clients and customers. Consistently excellent service, meanwhile, can boost your company’s revenues in the long run and engender customer loyalty. Talk about a win-win.
Now that we’ve established why having an effective business system is so important, you probably have ideas for crafting your own.
Don’t quite know where to begin? We can help you there. For more than 10 years now, we have been helping AU entrepreneurs like you work alongside top Filipino remote talent. And yes, that means we know which systems are effective and most importantly, what would work specifically for you.