But creating such systems can require years of costly experimentation, additional months or years of documentation, and even then can cost a lot of money just to get in place. There is very little that is simple or easy about it.
Seriously, how much time and money would it take for you to do all the necessary research to write up to 500+ pages of documentation for your business? How much more would it cost you in time and money to work with a consultant to create and customize such an extensive collection of documents and make it specific to our industry?
Perhaps a better question is how much would it be worth to you to side-step all the problems, time, anxiety, contingency-planning, writing, rewriting, trouble-shooting and updating required to create even the most basic, bare-bones documentation for your business?
When Hiring Sales People: They need to buy into your vision. This only happens when you clearly and effectively communicate what your business is all about, and how they can partner with you to make money and become extremely successful.
When Hiring Staff: Successful hiring means no surprises. All employees need to know exactly what is expected of them, and what they can expect from you and your business.
When Assigning Job Descriptions: Both you and your employees need to know what needs to be done and how to do it.