There are many reasons/excuses to avoid business systemisation but like most things life, if you look for excuses not to do something, you’ll find them. Sadly, and more often than not, these excuses cause most businesses to struggle or worse, fail.
The fact is, at some point every business *must* systemise their operations. It is the only way to grow and scale, the founder/business owner must set the standards, accountability and have his team stick to a process. There is no two ways about it!
The question is, will you do it the easy way or the hard way… and will you do it in time?
Yes it’s possible to cobble something together using Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Sites or some other file storage platform. You could use text files and word documents and save them in folders (we tried)… that said, as your team grows to more than five people, the limitations will pretty quickly become abundantly obvious.
From setting permissions and access levels, to findability, to having your team follow a consistent structure… that’s just the scratch of the surface. Perhaps the biggest issue is usability. Having a systems run business is hard enough to implement at the best of times… without complicating things by using platforms that weren’t designed for this use.
You need to do everything in your power to make things as easy as possible for your team – to streamline and to reduce complexity.
File storage platforms like Dropbox fall short with the permissions, controls and keeping things organised. Platforms like Google sites, intranets and wikis cause issues with usability. You will quickly find not everyone on the team can easily update them – especially less techie team members. Typically this pushes the systemisation of a business to one or two individuals rather than having the whole team involved.
Then there’s some platforms that try to combine both project management and systems documentation management (I explain the difference in this video) but typically what ends up happening is that they fail to solve either problem very well. It’s better to be a master of one than a jack of all trades.
Now, clearly I’m biased but with good reason… we were like you. We understood the importance of business systemisation, we tried a whole bunch of platforms but none of them solved the problem.
Through this frustration, we decided to build our own.
Our business has grow exponentially once we became a systems run business – using systemHUB. I was able to resign as CEO from the digital agency I own and I appointed a new CEO. This has enabled me to focus 100% of my time on systemHUB.
Long story short, I know this works! We have proven it. Now, systemHUB is quickly evolving into more than just a software platform – it’s a way of thinking – it’s a moment! And in the grand scheme of things, systemHUB is a ridiculously small investment for the potential rewards. Building a rock solid, scalable and ultimately saleable business.
These are just a few reasons I believe systmeHUB is soo important but don’t take my word for it. I just spotted this on our Facebook group and I thought it explained why people prefer to use systemHUB: