One of my clients told me how he played “shadow games” with his new employees. And I listened to his explanation about how he was the only one qualified to show them how things worked.
Yeah, that’s how shadow games start.
Don’t know what shadow games are? Great! I hope you never know. Well, I guess I should define what they are. But I don’t want YOU to ever play them. So, if I tell you, will you promise me to never play them? Good. It’s a description of what so many business owners do when they hire someone new.
And here’s what I told my client when he told me he did that. “Instead of paying an employee AND still doing that job, why not make short, instructional, training videos?”
“That’s brilliant!” he replied.
And I thought to myself, “Not brilliant. Just efficient.”
But I said out loud, “Do it once. And let the system repeat it for you.”
To his credit, my client admitted how he felt like he wasted so much time explaining things to newbies that he couldn’t concentrate on building his business.
I wish it was common sense that a good system can help business owners become highly organized and run successful businesses. But, sadly, it just isn’t. So, ultimately businesses become mental battlefields. With casualties of hurt feelings, bruised egos, and so much lost time.
And you know what that turns into, right?
Time you can never get back.
And lost time almost always means lost money.
And I’m sure I don’t even have to mention what losing money does to your life. Yeah, not good.
But it’s all so avoidable. All you gotta do is what one of my happy clients said to do, “If you don’t already have a R.O.N.D.A. get one.” Of course, I can’t personally be there for everyone. No one can.
But I have the next best thing.
My RondaReady Business System can be there for you 24/7/365. That’s actually 24/7/366 this leap year.
And a HUGE added benefit of my System is that it can help you avoid premeditated resentments. Don’t know what those are? Great! I hope you never do. But, as a precaution, see if any of these descriptions sound like you…and I hope they don’t:
- You put off hiring because you hate the headaches involved
- When you hire a new employee, you have them “shadow” you
- You don’t have any of your roles and responsibilities written down anywhere
- You don’t have regular review times set up
- There’s no system in place to help you automate and delegate
- Feedback is too often in the form of angry or emotional outbursts
Unfortunately, that’s just the tip of the iceberg of problems that come with unspoken expectations.
And that’s where premeditated resentments start. Especially when you can’t, or just don’t, trust new employees enough with their responsibilities to quit playing those shadow games.
So, invest in your own copy of the RondaReady System book, today. And it IS a good investment. Because it can pay for itself exponentially, and help you…
Responsive Organized Nonstop Development Authority