Identifying Procedural Issues at Work
Published 30/06/2020
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If you are concerned that your business isn’t performing as well as it should be, it may be time to think about whether or not procedural issues are holding you back. Assessing and then taking steps to modify, improve or totally overhaul ingrained work practises and procedures isn’t easy, but it is possible.
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Regularly Assess All Workplace Procedures

To ensure that all procedural issues are found as soon as possible, it’s a good idea to get into the routine of assessing practices in the workplace at regular intervals. As the business develops and changes are made, taking the time to study if the established operating procedure are still a good fit becomes even more important as it offers you the opportunity to pinpoint areas of concern before productivity and efficiency begin to suffer.

Consider Where Improvements Could Be Made

Always keep an open mind where your business is concerned, and constantly consider where improvements could be made. Ask yourself whether new technology could be used and consider whether there’s a more effective way of doing things. Procedural issues won’t always jump out at you in an obvious way, but always considering where improvements can be made means you’re more likely to create an agile, adaptable organisation that strives to be as efficient, effective and productive as it can be.

Ask Staff, Team Leaders and Managers for Insight

It can be difficult to know what’s going on in all areas of your business – even if you’re a hands-on manager, you’re unlikely to be immersed in the day-to-day minutiae of each business function. It’s always a good idea to ask team members for their input and be receptive to employee feedback as they may have noticed an issue that you hadn’t.

Hire a Business Consultant

There’s no better way to find and fix procedural issues than by hiring a business consultant. By taking the time to thoroughly assess the organisation and its processes as a whole, an independent business consultant can identify problems that someone more involved in the day-to-day operations could easily overlook. Once these have been identified, a business consultant can help you to make the necessary improvements and changes.

At HiThrive we understand that it isn’t always easy to identify procedural issues at work. It doesn’t matter what the size of your business may be or the industry that you work in, you could well be too close to the issue to notice where things are going wrong. This is where we come in.
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HiThrive offers accessible business consultancy to small and medium sized businesses. Specialising in business growth, business turnaround, and change management, HiThrive has one clear goal. To provide cost-effective consultancy that makes a difference.

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