One of the hottest products and in demand in the business world, is the rising demand for project and business management systems.
As society is moving towards self sufficiency and self education, more and more business owners want to be able to control all aspects of their business by themselves.
Many business owners in the past used to hire mid-level management staff , the likes of office managers,project managers,PAs. Although, these types of roles may be good and still available in most large organisations, it has proven to be quite a problem for the small business owners. The problems it created are:
1. Added costs of mid-level management salaries.
2. Another layer of supervision that needed to be supervised by the business owner.
3. Difficulty to find suitable and reliable candidates. It is notably difficult to find good mid-level managers and the employee retention is quite poor at these levels.
But, the biggest reason, was the dependency that business owners developed in these people.
It is amazing how easy it was for business owners to shed this responsibility and easily shift their business core actions to other people. Some of these mid-level employees enjoy this type of dependency and encourage it, in fact. When an employee feels that the boss desperately needs and can not handle anything without them, it is surely a great ego booster and an excellent card to play when a salary raise is in need or any other benefits.
While I am not claiming here that these jobs are redundant, I would still like to stress that developing such a dependency in your own employees is a dangerous thing. Not knowing how your own projects,clients or finances are doing is a warning sign!
So, how can you both have the time to macro-manage your business and not lose control over its core actions to your employees?
The solution lies in technology. We are in 21st century where technology holds most of the solutions to people’s problems.
Today’s business management software, offer so much control in just minutes of work, you can easily see that you don’t really need to hire some of those mid-level management employees.
Most Admin and Project Management work can be easily done through the software itself, your finances as well can be easily managed through the business software itself.
What is a better feeling than knowing that you know and control your own business. That there is not even one employee that you just HAVE to keep in your business, in order for your business to continue working. Think about how much confidence it actually gives you as a business owner.
There are many excellent business management software out there, just a few clicks away…