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How to Fix Fractured Systems in Your Business

Do you ever feel like your business is becoming a mess? Like you’re constantly putting out fires and never getting ahead?

If so, you’re not alone.

We see a lot of businesses suffer from, what we’ve come to call … fractured systems, which can lead to a lot of pain and frustration.

What are Fractured Systems?

Fractured systems happen when our business processes are not aligned. And this happens because …

  • Lack of Consistent Planning: When we don’t have a clear plan for how our business operates day-to-day or have too many ideas being prioritized at once, it’s easy for things to fall apart.
  • Poor Communication: When our team members are on the receiving end of unclear messaging, they’re not on the same page, and it can be difficult to get anything done efficiently.
  • Lack of Accountability: When everybody, nobody, anybody or somebody is responsible for making sure things get done, it’s easy for tasks to slip through the cracks and lead to bottlenecks.

If you’ve read this far … we don’t have to tell you … fractured systems can cause a lot of pain in our businesses, not to mention kill our margins!

BUT, we’ll drive the point home just to be sure 😉

The PAIN of Fractured Systems

  • Reduced Productivity: When our systems are fractured, it takes longer to get things done and it feels like we’re constantly playing wac-a-mole.
  • Increased Stress: When things are falling apart, it can be stressful for everyone involved … and most days feels like Groundhog Day!
  • Poor Leadership and Teamwork: When our systems are fractured, it can feel like 5-year olds playing soccer… but we’re adults! Not cute.

How to Fix Fractured Systems

The good news is that fractured systems can be fixed. Here are a few tips:

  1. Start by Planning: Take some time to sit down and map out your business processes and identify your biggest pain points & bottlenecks. This will help to identify any gaps or inefficiencies so you can develop better systems.
  2. Communicate Effectively: Make sure your team members are on the same page about your business processes and execution expectations. This will help to avoid confusion and misunderstandings.
  3. Leverage Your 5 Resources: We all have TimeRelationshipsMoney, Technology, and Skills. When we effectively leverage these resources we can increase productivity, reduce stress, and make better decisions.
  4. Take Disciplined Action: When we as leaders take undisciplined action, we’re modeling to our teams what we will accept. To get sustainable results in business, daily discipline is required.

Clearly, fractured systems can be a major pain for businesses, founders, and teams.

However, they can be fixed by taking the time to plancommunicate, and create a culture of highaccountability.

Next Steps …

I hope this message has been informative and thought-provoking.

The first step to making any lasting change is … awareness. Now that you can identify fractured systems, you can start taking steps to fix them.

When we encounter visionary entrepreneurs with fractured systems, we follow a 3-step process to restore business sanity and organize to scale.

For help implementing this 3-step process in your business, schedule a Business Growth Audit … Click here to schedule right now >>

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Staci Gray has over two decades of experience organizing real-world businesses to scale. She puts an emphasis on quickly collapsing the gap between ideas and profits by persistently executing for progress and results. Staci envisions a world where innovative leaders are no longer trapped by operational chaos and instead are empowered to efficiently and effectively solve real-world problems, impact real-people on a human level and generate profits quickly. Staci loves coming alongside mission-driven leaders who are using their ideas, influence and intellect to build successful businesses and empowering them to scale without losing their sanity, compromising their values, sacrificing their relationships, and drowning in operational chaos. Supporting leaders one business at a time!