Have you created an environment for success?
You hear a lot of business owners and managers talk about their ‘team’, instead of staff members or employees.
This is a good and positive approach to take, though how many people simply pay lip service to this?
Do you treat the people in your business as a team?
Does every member of your team know where they fit in?
The most successful men’s rugby side of all time
Looking away from business, and to one of the most successful sports teams of all time… the All Blacks – New Zealand’s national rugby union team.
They have a winning ratio of 77.41% over a 116 year period. Many of the greatest rugby union players in history come from this group.
It is no accident either. The All Blacks have created an environment of success. They don’t rely on individual genius to achieve their goals, but have clear systems and processes. [ Read More ]
Their systems and processes leads to domination.
Lead Generation System
A national grassroots program of rugby starting at a young age.
Client Acquisition System
A strong and strict training culture, that goes well beyond the individual rugby skills they need.
Client Fulfilment System
Consistent, focussed execution of their game plan, almost regardless of the opposition.
What does a team look like?
For the All Blacks, and all successful sports teams, every member of the team has a role. This role is clearly defined, and somewhat restricted.
Each member has a position in the team and on the field.
Imagine a game of rugby where there are no set positions, no formations and no set plays. It would be a right mess, just 30 guys running around with no clear focus. Someone might win, but it won’t be very entertaining, successful or repeatable.
Your team should be able to execute successfully, repeatedly.
The All Blacks turn up and execute their game plan. They don’t wait to see what the other team might do. They always play on the front foot, and every team member is in a position to play to their strengths.
Can you say that about the team in your business? Is your team simply running around reacting to what they see, hoping for a good outcome?
Create an environment where you and your team can succeed.
- Build a business that creates ambition to be in the team and to succeed for that team.
- Set strict rules (systems and processes) that allow each team member to play to their strengths while constantly improving.
- Execute successfully, repeatedly.
What would your business look like if you were able to execute and deliver with an All Black level of consistency?
Have you created an environment that nurtures and breeds success?
Using optimised systems and processes, aligned with automation, will help to ensure a higher level of consistency; create an environment of constant, incremental improvement, and increased chance of success.
Author: Pieter De Villiers
Pieter K de Villiers is slightly obsessed with systems. The systems and process automation he builds for small businesses are transformative, to say the least. Pieter is a Co-Founder of Blue Peg Group and the Amazon best-selling author of “Barefoot Business: 3 key systems to attract more leads, win more sales and delight more customers without your business killing you”.