A wise man once said, “When control is up, growth is down” and I know exactly what he means.
Your business can’t grow if you insist on being responsible for everything that needs to happen. If you do, the consequences are lower productivity, chronic overload, stress, missed timelines, reduced accuracy, and failure to meet client expectations. I have two suggestions that will help you to leverage your time and generate greater financial return for your business.
Members of your team could be spending too much time on tasks that don’t require their specific expertise, tasks that are beyond their skill set and non-core tasks that are not revenue-generating. In other words, they’re not delegating and the result is inefficiency. What this means for your business is loss of revenue, unnecessary costs, unmotivated team members and lower productivity.
Efficient people are extremely good at delegating tasks to other members of the team who can perform them better and quicker. For business owners, delegation allows you to leverage your time so that you can concentrate on working ‘on the business’ rather than ‘in the business’. It is your work ‘on the business’, of course, that leads more directly to business growth.
When you outsource, you leverage existing expertise and quality services paid for on an as-needed basis compared to recruiting specific skills or training your team. The benefits of outsourcing include the power it gives your business to concentrate on core functions – delivering quality products or services. Outsourcing is also beneficial in preventing you from needing to hire in-house experts in every field necessary to run the business. Lastly, outsourcing cuts out over-reliance on a single individual, which is always risky. Above all, outsourcing makes you more efficient.
While most successful business owners would recognise the importance of management reporting in assisting them to make informed decisions, few can claim to have the skills or the time to generate quality management reports. A sensible solution is to outsource higher level financial functions such as this to a known expert who can complete them quickly and with due reference to compliance issues that they are entirely familiar with. This is where we can help.
To find out more about the benefits of outsourcing your high-level financial management operations, please contact Efficiency Partners by emailing email@example.com or calling (07) 5441 1500.