Why do I Need a ‘Why’?
Documenting processes is a tall order for anyone. Figuring out where to start, how to properly relay instructions, where are the best resources, and measuring the effectiveness of the instruction all add up to a “bag of hurt.” Because of this, many organizations choose not to document processes in favor of least resistance. In the event of any difficult task, it’s best to understand your why. Why are you even attempting to tackle this task?
- Productivity -> Better information allows team members to complete their tasks accurately and efficiently
- “Automation” -> Providing valuable information the first time eventually leads to correct actions becoming the norm
- Eliminate Frustration -> Minimize team frustration (and downtime) by providing them with the steps to complete their task
- Minimize Accidents -> Valuable information includes safety tips to keep your team out of harm’s way
- Empower Team -> By providing your team with the information they need, they in turn feel more valued. If the team feels valued, they will repay you.
- Protect Team -> Your team is your lifeline. Without them your business suffers. Do everything you can to keep them safe.
- Grow Business -> An obvious expected outcome is business growth. There’s no better way to accomplish that than with a healthy, happy, and empowered workforce.
Hey everyone! This is Andrew from HowFactory. Today we’re going to be talking about why you need to be documenting your processes and distribute them. So let’s start with that.
What does better information mean for your overall business?
First thing is, productivity. If people know what they’re supposed to do, it’s going to be easier for them to get their processes done quicker. That obviously leads to better profitability for your company.
Next step, is going to be automation. If I no longer have to think or have to seek out information, my processes become so much easier to complete. What does that mean? We can put more focus on things that maybe have been not taking up as much of our attention as we need, we can focus on growing the business a little better.
Next, we’re going to lower our frustration. If I’m an employee I’m out trying to get something done but I have no clue how to do it and I have to wait, I become frustrated. If we can lower that frustration, we have a happier team.
Next, drop in accidents. If I know what I’m supposed to be doing and where I’m not supposed to be, I can avoid some of those safety issues and obviously with that we have a happier overall team.
So again, what are we trying to do?
- Empower our team through better information
- Protect our team from those safety hazards that are on the job
- And we ultimately want to grow our business
I’m Andrew Vick. If you want to learn more go to HowFactory.com