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Why Simple, Automated, and Documented Processes are More Efficient

Running a business is like baking a cake, it requires a wide range of processes that all contribute to the desired outcome. And just like baking, you need the right tools and a clear recipe to follow.  Make things too complicated and you have a mess in your kitchen.  This is where the concept of simple, automated and documented processes comes in.  It’s like having easy-to-follow instructions and an oven that bakes the cake perfectly every time.  No more burnt edges!


Simplicity: If a recipe needs sliced almonds, you wouldn’t buy whole almonds and slice them yourself, would you? (We have and wouldn’t recommend it).  Simple processes are more efficient because they are easier to understand and run. When processes are straightforward, employees don't waste time trying to figure out what they need to do and they are less likely to make mistakes. This increases productivity by saving time running processes and correcting errors. And don't forget, eliminating unnecessary processes is the best simplicity of all.


Automation: This is like having a sous chef in the kitchen, taking care of the tedious tasks so you can focus on the fun stuff.  No more chopping onions or washing dishes, let the machine handle it for you.  Automated processes are also more efficient because they run when employees are not present. This means that processes continue to run smoothly, even when there are unexpected disruptions. Some research suggests as much as 45% of the activities can be automated, bring in the sous chef and you’ll have more time to focus on growing your business!


Documentation: A recipe is key. Imagine trying to bake without a recipe.  Documentation ensures everyone follows the same recipe, reducing the risk of misunderstandings and mistakes. This also makes it quicker and easier to train new employees and keep everyone informed about changes to processes.


So remember, keep it simple, automate what you can and documented everything.  With these ingredients you are sure to have a crowd pleaser. And if you need help, we’ll be your baking buddy!

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