Envision and Develop Organizational Structure

Envision and Develop Organizational Structure

When starting your own small business  you don’t know what you don’t know.  Mapping out all functions that must be performed is critical in understanding the process and aids when training a new hire to complete those tasks.

The systems-run business is the best and most successful way in which to plan and implement your business. The outcomes of that systems run business will be that the business begins to grow and to become more self-sufficient. Customers will receive a very consistent experience because people are functioning in areas they are familiar with and in which they excel.

This type of business does not merely happen, but comes to pass due to serious business planning and setting out mission statements and a vision for the business. In the implementation of that plan, the business must be given an organizational model from which to work as the business grows.

The task at hand will be to envision the business as an overall structure, much like a building. Determining each task which is necessary, as well as who is best to handle that task is the first order of business. Typically a team approach will work best in order to ascertain that all of the work is completed in a timely way, as well as in a way that allows the business to move forward.

Each set of tasks will be assigned to a team, who has a supervisor in charge of seeing to the completion of the task. Each task will be categorized into positions and each position will have a name and responsibilities assigned to it. The most successful business will have the tasks categorized by skills required as well as by who has those skills and who is available to assist them.

Team Building With Employees

Creating a team requires real knowledge of the workers that you have available to you, as well as what skills they possess and to what level. The time that you spend with your workers will be valuable in that it will allow you to assess their skills and their expertise, and use that to the benefit of your business.

In setting up an organizational model for your business, it is necessary to pay careful attention to detail.

Organizational models

In a solid organizational model for a business, each position is named and laid out according to the responsibilities attached to it.

  • Operational
  • Finance
  • Marketing

Having and making clear a chain of command is also a necessity in a successful business. Your employees need to know who reports to different team members, and who their immediate supervisor is in case of a problem.

Teams function together in order to make each different position more effectively undertaken and to make the overall business more efficient. Each team is responsible for the good of the overall business, as well as the good of their own team and their areas of the business. Areas of responsibility are clearly laid out for the team members, so that each knows what he or she is responsible for and when that task must be completed.

Operation of the business in a systems run way means that the entire business functions as a seamless unit. Creating a chart or flow sheet, as well as making all teams and responsibilities known to every functioning member of the business helps everyone to understand and makes the business much more successful in the long range.