What your business requires will change depending on your industry. So firstly it’s important to consider the specific requirements of the industry you’re in. Here are a few examples of how routines can differ:
Daily stand-ups with staff:
Weekly or Daily team/toolbox meetings:
Once you’ve identified your industry requirements, it’s time to build your monthly, quarterly, and annual routines. Here's a rundown of the ones we highly recommend.
These routines are excellent for motivating your team and keeping everyone in the loop.
Note: when due, don't forget to include staff birthdays, rewards, and recognition etc.
With countless numbers and actions to review, business systems and processes are invaluable tools for keeping track.
Here's what you should be checking in on monthly:
Business development can change fast. Competition grows, new tools/apps arrive, employees change, new ideas develop…
With all of the above constantly evolving, it can easily trigger change required in your business plan. So be sure to review your plan quarterly (or annually at the very least) and update where necessary.
At the end of each financial year, it is well worth reflecting on the numbers and checking in on your business plan for the upcoming year.
For business owners, taking this time to review your plan will relieve you of the stress from worrying about new issues that haven’t been addressed. It will also give you the chance to ensure the team is cohesive and focused, and allow you to drive the business development in the direction you want.
During this review:
We use external coaches and advisors in sport, why not in business?
It’s really easy to get caught up in the day to day and forego review/planning routines. If you can relate to the struggle of keeping routines in place, using an external party to keep you accountable is a great option.
This can be as simple as booking a meeting with someone who will ask the hard questions and keep you honest. The result: you maintain focus, get things done, and remove emotion from reviews. We proudly provide this external support at No Fuss. If you’d like to hear about how we can help, get in touch.